Our mission is ‘to enable all our students to succeed’ and we take our moral and statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our students very seriously indeed.

We’re fully committed to providing a safe learning environment and, where necessary, living environment for all our students.

A detailed policy is in place to help safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults studying at the College and all our staff fully understand the important role they have to play in dealing effectively, responsibly and sensitively to issues or potential issues including:

  • Bullying
  • Discrimination
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Neglect
  • Radicalisation

Our Student Code of Conduct also ensures that students know and understand the rules for social media, as well as other forms of bullying and harassment.

If you have any concerns about yourself or another person, please speak to Debi Copeland (ext 8848 debi.copeland@highbury.ac.uk) or any other member of the Student Central Team.

Safeguarding Officers at Highbury College

Helen Brennan – Managing Director Student Central – Highbury Campus – 02392 328 950
Debi Copeland – Head of Learning Support – Highbury Campus – 02392 328 848
Karen McFarlane – Counsellor – Highbury Campus – 02392 328 953
Beverley Tamlyn – Counsellor – Highbury Campus & Highbury City of Portsmouth Centre – 02392 328 777
Charlotte Woolrich – Nurse Advisor/Mentor – Highbury Campus & Highbury City of Portsmouth Centre – 02392 328 609
Cathy Roberts – Nurseries manager – Highbury Campus – 02392 328 963
Kirsteen Wilson – SL Foundations – Highbury Arundel Centre – 02392 328 920 
Gemma Regan – SEN Support – 02392 321744
Janet Gall – Student Mentor – All Centres – 02392 328 219
Denise Brock – Student Mentor – Highbury Campus & Highbury Arundel Centre – 02392 328 862
David Fuller – Student Mentor – All Centres - 02392 328831
Manj Mahey – Birmingham (New Horizons)