Safeguarding and Prevent


NHC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.

Safeguarding means:

  • Promotion of your health and development
  • Ensuring your safety and care
  • Ensuring you are offered the best life chances
  • Protection from abuse and neglect
  • Prevention of bullying and harassment.

We expect all staff to share this commitment to safeguarding and have developed a staff policy to ensure this commitment is met.

Our approach covers:

  • Protection of children and adults “at risk”
  • Reporting processes
  • Signs of abuse, neglect and radicalisation
  • Safeguarding apprentices and work-based learners
  • Safer recruitment


The Prevent strategy, published by the Government in 2011, is part of its overall counter terrorism strategy. Its aim is to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

It has three objectives:

  • Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it
  • Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are appropriate advice and support
  • Work with sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to address

If you have a concern

If you, as a student at the College, have any concern about your wellbeing, safety or rights, then you should:

  • Talk to your tutor
  • Talk to Student Services on 01462 424242 and select the ‘student services’ option or email Support@nhc.ac.uk
  • Contact one of our teams of Designated Safeguarding Officers or Support Coaches on 01462 471045, email Support@nhc.ac.uk or come into Student Services

You can report online terrorist and extremist material here.