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Ofsted have given Thomas Rotherham College an Outstanding judgement. Inspectors from Ofsted rated the College as ‘Outstanding’ – the highest grade possible – in five out of six areas of inspection, including Outstanding for ‘Overall Effectiveness’. Click Here


At risk of harm

Out of hours / immediate support:

If there is something urgent and you feel there is an immediate risk / danger to you or someone you know contact the police on 999.

If you are under 18 you can contact Rotherham MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) on 01709 336080.

Report a concern about a child or young person – Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council


Safeguarding numbers for the surrounding areas:

Sheffield – 01142 734855

Barnsley – 01226 772423

Out of hours – 01226 787789

Doncaster – 01302 737777

Out of hours – 01302 796000


The safeguarding team will not be in college over the May half-term break and our emails will not be monitored. To report any safeguarding issues please follow the out of hours / immediate support section above. 



We take the student experience very seriously… student safety, care and wellbeing is of upmost importance to us in helping them grow and prosper.


Meet the team

Andy Amery

Designated Safeguarding Lead


Louisa Kelly

Lead Safeguarding Officer


Fiona Harding

Safeguarding Officer

Michelle Rowbotham

Safeguarding Officer


Charlotte McGowan

Safeguarding Officer



Visit us in Student Services  or contact us via email at safeguarding@trc.ac.uk

Our college safeguarding team cover multiple issues to ensure students are kept safe and free from harm. Understandably, we cannot be with a student full time so we hope to empower students with knowledge and information to build resilience, as well as opening doors to access services outside of college to prepare them for independence.

We know that issues could arise during time with us and we need students to know that we are always here to help, advise and listen. As a college we want to ensure students get the right help at the right time.

Parents or carers, we ask that you be alert to any changes in your child and to ask questions if you are concerned. Staff are available to listen to your concerns to ensure we can provide the best possible support within the college.


Additional Information and Support

Here at TRC we are building relationships with external services to ensure our students get up to date information and should they choose, they can access independently for support outside of college. There will be regular changes around college with displays and leaflets as well as services from around the area coming in to discuss what they can offer as well as increasing awareness.

We will now have half term campaigns acknowledging various issues and raising awareness, this will include information being sent out to students, staff and parents / carers.

Shortly a directory of external services will be available in Student Services. Each service that attends college will also be added to keep up to date.

Click on the links below to find out more about some of the topics we will be covering. Students and parents / carers can access further information and support by following the links. Students are welcome to speak to staff in safeguarding if they need to discuss any issues further.

What is abuse?

Mental Health Support

Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships Advice

Being Safe Information

Online Safety 

Prevent Duty

Forced Marriage Information

Honour Based Abuse / Violence

Drug and Alcohol Misuse

Child Exploitation

Homelessness / Housing / Preparation for Independent Living