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Welfare

Safeguarding & Welfare Support

Your well-being is important to us.

That is why we have a dedicated Welfare Team of highly-trained and experienced advisors.

The Safeguarding & Inclusion Team works closely with Progress Coaches to help you overcome any issues affecting your well-being. They can provide support and advice on a wide range of issues including health, welfare, financial worries, personal issues and mental health.

We recognise that any student can experience problems from time to time, not necessarily related to their academic studies. The Safeguarding & Inclusion Team will be the first line of contact for you to discuss what may be troubling you in a safe, non-judgemental environment.

This could be:

  • Mental health issues
  • General health issue
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Pregnancy
Wellbeing Issues
Therapy Dog

We have a range of external support services available to support students.

  • Young Carers
  • College Nurse
  • Therapy Dogs
  • Youth Worker for drug and alcohol support
  • Police Engagement Officer

Safeguarding

Warrington & Vale Royal College has a Safeguarding Policy to ensure that all vulnerable adults, young people and children attending activities in the college do so in a safe and secure environment. It sets out the steps we take to protect vulnerable adults, children and young people and the procedures we would use to deal with any issues.

The Safeguarding Policy is approved by the Governors and Senior Management. Any student concerned about their own safety or the safety of another student should speak to their Progress Coach/Tutor, our Welfare Officer or a Safeguarding & Inclusion Manager.

The college Safeguarding Team are located in the Learning Resource Centre at Warrington and behind reception at Winsford campus. They can be contacted on 01925 494 222 or email safeguarding@wvr.ac.uk.
View the college Safeguarding Policy
Safeguarding Student

Meet our Welfare Officers

Kerrie Wild

Kerrie Wild

“Hi I’m Kerrie and I am a Welfare Officer and a member of the Safeguarding Team at the college. I have been here since September last year. My background is police training and then counselling.

I am currently developing my knowledge with a counselling degree, specialising in children & young people and trauma. I am passionate about helping young people with their mental health and helping them to reach their goals.“

Alison Stevens

“My name is Alison and I am a Welfare Officer and a member of the Safeguarding Team at college. I joined Warrington & Vale Royal College in 2015 and have held a variety of positions in that time including Progress Coach and Health & Social Care Tutor.

I have a counselling qualification and am passionate about providing excellent welfare support for all our students.“

Alison Stevens
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