Customer Stories

Weymouth FE College

Author: Sue Dafter. Designated Safeguarding Lead

3000 Students
200+ Staff
South West, UK

The Challenge

Weymouth College caters for over 3000 learners from all over the UK and worldwide. Safeguarding is crucial in all aspects of the college’s activities and courses.

Safeguarding concerns can often become time-consuming, especially when dealing with such a large number of students as this.

Weymouth College wanted a system that would save them time and allow them to continue to exceed legal and government requirements. 

"Very thorough safeguarding arrangements for students are rigorously implemented. The College exceeds legal and government requirements. The proactive role of governors, managers and all staff is evident. "

Ofsted (2013)

The Solution - MyConcern

Weymouth College heard about MyConcern and decided that the safeguarding software would meet their requirements. They hoped that MyConcern would reduce staff time, minimise paper records and provide a robust and efficient system for managing safeguarding in a Further Education (FE) environment.

With MyConcern, FE establishments can be confident that they have the right solution in place to effectively manage and record all safeguarding concerns.

Implementing MyConcern

Collating statistics and data for the governors takes time. Previously, Weymouth College had to rely on other departments to help provide the data.

MyConcern allows safeguarding leads at the college to access data directly, giving them the option to choose what data they use and how they use it. 

Governors at Weymouth College have been highly satisfied with the calibre of the End of Year Reports presented to them.

"MyConcern allows all staff to report safeguarding concerns quickly, easily and securely. We have used it to inform the Annual Report for Governors, and to aid the Local Authority Safeguarding Audit."

Sue Drafter Designated Safeguarding Lead, Weymouth FE College

The Outcomes

  • Automatically notifies the Safeguarding Lead of any new concerns
  • Allows secure information sharing and joint working with trusted external partners such as the Police or Social Workers
  • Powerful reporting tools deliver management reports for senior leaders and governing bodies in FE establishments
  • Comprehensive data dashboards enable the early identification of safeguarding risks and trends
  • Allows you to meet all of your safeguarding obligations providing clear and auditable evidence for Ofsted
  • Supports early identification and intervention
  • Intuitive and easy to navigate – little training required
  • Accessible securely from any web-enabled device


Our suite of safeguarding solutions to support colleges is ever growing, so we can help with your safeguarding processes in a number of ways. Explore our products below:


For Concerns about Children and Young Adults

Easy-to-use, centralised, secure record-keeping and case management for all types of safeguarding concerns

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For Safer Recruitment

A safer recruitment and personnel vetting tool that acts as your Single Central Record. Designed to guide you through the recruitment process and to ensure that no check is missed

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For Multi-establishment Reporting

A powerful reporting tool designed exclusively for multi-establishment safeguarding. Paired with MyConcern and Confide to provide high-level, anonymised reporting across groups of establishments

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For Allegations Against Staff

One of the most sensitive issues facing any leader is how to handle serious allegations about their staff. Confide is the answer

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