Safeguarding – Working together to ensure that we are doing everything we can so that learners, staff and visitors to our site are protected from harm and feel safe. The Government provides statutory guidance on how to achieve this in addition to local strategies and procedures outlined by the authorities we work very closely with. It is important to us that everyone who comes to the Grimsby Institute feels safe, supported and valued.
The Intensive Support team are available via the duty mobile on 07920860241 or 07771983375.
These are the numbers to call if you require immediate advice or support. Alternatively, they can be contacted on 01472 311222 ext. 5638. Referrals can also be made via the safeguarding email address; [email protected].
The team are based along the OB corridor and are available Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5pm and Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm.
Young Minds Matter Crisis Text Service: 85258 YMM Crisis Line: 01472 252570 The Samaritans: 116 123 (available to speak 24/7 any day, anytime) Single Point of Access Crisis support: 01472 256256 (adults)
The following links will provide you with useful information and important contact details.
Safer North East Lincolnshire – Local safeguarding children’s board, dedicated to the safety of children.
For advice and support, call Young Minds Matter on 01472 252570 or follow this link for more information. In case of a crisis, contact the Adult Services Crisis Team on 01472 256256 or visit www.focusadultsocialwork.co.uk
The Grimsby Institute has a Multi-agency Prevent Board.
We have strong partnerships with each of the Local Authorities we work with, as well as Social Services and the Police
The Intensive Support Team attend Child Protection Conferences, Core Groups, Child in Need meetings, Strategy meetings, LAC reviews and PEP meetings in order to fully support our learners.
The Intensive Support Team works with a range of statutory, voluntary and community organisations to ensure that our learners are safeguarded in a way that meets their individual needs and circumstances.
We have robust internet filters and monitoring in place.
The Grimsby Institute has a safeguarding committee that meets once a month and is attended by our Governors responsible for safeguarding. We also hold safeguarding operations meetings once a month.
We have procedures in place for those who access our site including ID badges displayed by staff, learners and visitors. Anybody failing to display their ID badge is challenged.
The inclusion team offers support in the classroom, workshop or exam hall. Learners who indicate on an application form that they have such a need will be assessed and offered appropriate support in a friendly and sensitive manner.
The services provided by the inclusion team include –
Practical advice and support for physical disabilities and specified learning difficulties such as ADD, AHD, Asperger’s, dyslexia and other medical or mental health conditions
Help to access specialist equipment for your course
Support in the classroom and in the wider Institute environment
Success Coaches are here to help you with any aspect of your student life, including any issues or concerns that you may have.
A Success Coach will be allocated to every full-time learner and will be responsible for assisting with pastoral support, academic progress and overall welfare while offering guidance throughout your time at Grimsby Institute. All learners will have regular meetings with their Success Coach to review progress and set targets
that will help towards both short-term and long-term goals. These meetings are also a good opportunity to discuss any additional support that you may require and can include:
Worries about your course
Additional learning support needs
Friends and relationships
Health issues (physical, mental or emotional)
Self-esteem and confidence
Family and home issues
Plans for the future
Success Coaches can also support learners with their chosen progression route, whether that is continuing further education, applying for university, apprenticeships or employment. Your Success Coach will deliver weekly group tutorial sessions for your class, which will cover a wide range of topics relating to your personal development.
We have a dedicated counsellor who offers all learners access to a confidential counselling service, covering all aspects of mental health and emotional wellbeing. If this is something you feel you may be interested in, then please contact 0800 315 002.