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Health & Welfare

We recognise that any student can experience problems from time to time, not necessarily related to their academic studies. The Welfare 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 Issues
Drug and Alcohol abuse
Pregnancy
Homelessness
Financial debt

The college is committed to ensuring that all of our students and staff have the opportunity and support to lead a healthy lifestyle. As well as giving access to healthy foods, offering a sports programme and ensuring that the college is smoke-free.

What is 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, a Welfare Adviser in Learner Services, a college Safeguarding Officer or Senior Tutor.

How does the college promote a healthy atmosphere?

The college is committed to ensuring that all of our students and staff have the opportunity and support to lead a healthy lifestyle. As well as providing access to healthy foods, offering a sports programme and ensuring that the college is smoke-free, we also facilitate access to external support services such as Youth Service, Pathways (Drug, alcohol abuse service), Terrence Higgings Trust, GLYSS (gay and Lesbian youth support services), Home Start, Sexual Health Service and Livewire (smoking cessation and weight management).

How can we help?

Student welfare is very important to us. If you have any concerns or would like further information about our support services, please pop into Learner Services.

 

The college Safeguarding team can be contacted on 01925 494222 or email us at safeguarding@wvr.ac.uk.

Click here to view the college’s safeguarding policy.

 

Helpful links:

Happy Ok Sad (mental health),Warrington

Kooth (mental health), Warrington & Winsford

Calm Harm (self harm), Warrington & Winsford

Wired (young carers), Warrington

Connect (sexual health), Warrington

Mind (mental health charity), National

Body Positive (sexual health), Winsford & Hartford

Carers Trust 4 All, 0333 323 1990, Winsford

CAMHS (out of hours), advice line 01244 397644, Winsford & Hartford

CAMHS (assessment & response team), 01925 579405, Warrington