Further & Higher Education

Safeguarding Services for FE Colleges & Universities

Whether you have young people learning onsite or remotely, working on placements or learners participating in other vocational training schemes, as an FE college or university you have a duty of care for their welfare.

The Safeguarding Company offers senior leaders, governors, teaching staff and support staff peace of mind, with our purpose-built safeguarding products and services.

Total Safeguarding

We believe that successfully achieving high standards of professional safeguarding practice is founded on eight core principles that come together to create Total Safeguarding:

  • Strong governance, leadership and management
  • A clear focus on harm prevention and reduction
  • Efficient recording and case management of concerns
  • Effective team working within and between individuals and organisations
  • Managing and sharing information securely, lawfully, and pro-actively
  • Securing professional and emotional support for your people, your teams and yourself
  • Being able to see the rich picture – understanding your data and developing insight
  • Learning lessons from your own professional practice and that of others.

The essential step to Total Safeguarding is to combine the practice of safeguarding with the very best technology - each is necessary, individually they are unlikely to meet the current safeguarding challenge. Together we can create everything you need for yours to be a world-class safeguarding organisation – one that protects children and adults and supports them to have the best outcomes in learning, in work and in life.

"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

"I would highly recommend using MyConcern. I’ve used it in both a school and college setting now and have been really impressed "

Lisa Purcell Head of ALN and Wellbeing, Cardiff and Vale College

"I tell everyone about MyConcern – I always have good things to say because the system works so well!"

Helen Basnett Student Services Manager, Kidderminster College


Our suite of safeguarding solutions to support FE colleges and universities is ever-growing, so we can help with your safeguarding processes in a number of ways. From MyConcern, which offers secure management of all categories of safeguarding, child protection and pastoral concerns, to Sentry, our safeguarding software is designed to effectively manage your safer recruitment process and act as your Single Central Record.

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 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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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 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 Training and Self-assessments

Our package of safeguarding training and self-assessments to help you build and maintain safeguarding expertise in your organisation

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Work with us

Safeguarding challenges have never been more complex nor the legal duties of those working with young people more stringent.

The number and range of safeguarding concerns now being handled in organisations have grown exponentially to include issues such as sexual harassment, substance misuse, mental health and radicalisation.

Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of learners, in both physical and mental health, during their enrolment at your college is crucial, not to mention the obligation upon your staff and partners if a concern is raised.

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