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.

To read our Safeguarding Adults and Child and Young People Protection Policy, click here

To read Highbury College's response to the Everyone's Invited Campaign, click here

Safeguarding Hotlines

If you have any concerns about yourself or another person, please call the Safeguarding Hotlines to speak with the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

02392 328 950
02392 328 947
07775 463 245

If you cannot contact one of the above numbers please contact:
Portsmouth Multi Agency Services Hub
023 92 688793 (office hours)
03005551373 (out of hours)

For students/apprentices based in Birmingham please contact:
Multi Agency Services Hub
0121 303 1888 (office hours)

If you feel at immediate risk, please call the Police on 999.