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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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Committed to promoting the wellbeing of all learners

South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (SGS) is committed to promoting the wellbeing of all learners and protecting them from harm.


If you are a learner, parent, carer or member of the public and you are concerned about the wellbeing or safety of an SGS learner during college hours (Monday - Thursday, 09:00-17:00 and Friday 09:00-16:30), then you should:

  • Talk to your tutor or your Education and Wellbeing Mentor in the first instance (if you are a learner).
  • Contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Officers (if you are a parent, carer or member of the public). See below for contact details by campus.

Bristol Campuses (Clifton, Filton, Queens Road, WISE)

Pez Perrin
(Director of Wellbeing Services and DSL)
07903 894527

Tara Horton
Deputy DSL (WISE Campus)
0117 9192605

Lindsay Coles
Deputy DSL (Filton Campus)
0117 9092336

Stroud Campus

Pez Perrin
(Director of Wellbeing Services and DSL)
07903 894527

Bethany Lewis
Deputy DSL (Stroud Campus)
01453 763424 x5272

Ness Smith
Deputy DSL SEND and Specialist Provision (Stroud Campus)
01453 763424 x5301 & 07813993903

Out of hours

If you have an urgent concern after (17:00 Monday to Thursday) and (16:30 Friday) or over a weekend, please contact the most appropriate emergency service.

SGS Group Safeguarding Structure
External contacts

Other useful contacts include:

  • Bristol Emergency out of Hours team: 01454 615165
  • Gloucestershire Emergency out of hours team: 01452 426565
  • NSPCC Childline: 0800 1111
  • Police:
    • 999 (emergency services)
    • 101 (non-emergency services)
  • Samaritans: 116 123
  • South Gloucestershire Emergency out of hours team: 01454 615165
  • South West Child Protection Procedures

The NSPCC has been commissioned by the Department for Education to set up an independent helpline for children, parents and professionals to seek expert, sensitive advice from the NSPCC and safely report abuse that has previously happened or is happening in educational settings. The helpline is a dedicated line for children and young people who have been victims of abuse and also for worried adults and professionals that need support and guidance. Run by their fully trained NSPCC helpline staff, they will offer advice for anyone concerned about current or non-recent abuse. Please contact the helpline on 0800 136 663 Monday to Friday 8am - 10pm or 9am - 6pm at the weekends or email [email protected]

You can access other support services via the following link: Help - Everyone's invited

SGS is committed to promoting the wellbeing of all learners and protecting them from harm.

We fully recognise that it is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that learners are safe within the College environment, and this includes: raising awareness of and having a zero-tolerance approach to bullying; ensuring learners are safe on and around college campuses; and paying due regard to our responsibilities in relation to health and safety, child protection issues and the risks of radicalisation.

Online Safety

The following websites have some really useful information for parents & carers:

Safeguarding Statement

Staff and Governors at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) are fully committed to providing the safest possible environment for our students to study and train in and also for our staff to work within. We prioritise and promote the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, race, religion/belief and/or sexual orientation.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to any type of abuse and our staff and governors are trained in how to raise any concerns they may have and how to handle a disclosure from learners or staff in a safe and confidential way. The culture of our College is to provide an environment that respects and values difference and we have no tolerance for any behaviour, that may be demeaning or disrespectful to anyone. The routes for reporting inappropriate behaviour are safe and clearly signposted, as are the potential consequences for anyone who chooses to act in an inappropriate way.

Prevent Statement

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) is proud of our commitment to social justice, equality of opportunity, mutual respect and tolerance.

In developing our learners to be effective citizens in a democratic society, it is essential that the College continues its commitment to promote open debate and freedom of speech and expression, whilst recognising the need to challenge prejudice, eliminate discrimination and prevent radicalisation.

It is our duty to safeguard our learners and staff; empowering them to protect themselves from harm. The Prevent duty is therefore an integral part of the College's Safeguarding Children, Young People & Vulnerable Adults Policy and Procedure.

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