We are here for you

Bury College is here to support students, parents and carers. If incidents happen over the holiday period and you require further support please don’t hesitate to let us know when we return on 3rd January so that we can provide support. Our student’s safety is our priority but we are also here to support parents and carers and the wider community. 

The college safeguarding team can be contacted on 07713 312773 or email safeguarding@burycollege.ac.uk.


Support for Students, Parents & Carers

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. If you are concerned that a child is in danger you should call the police on 999. If you are unsure but you are concerned you can report abuse or neglect of a child or an adult with care and support needs.

If there is no immediate danger, or you need advice or information, you can telephone the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0161 253 5678 (outside normal office hours 0161 253 6606).

You can also contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000.

Even if you're unsure, report it so that it can be checked. You can report your concerns anonymously  on  mcsreply@manchester.gov.uk or 0161 234 5001


It is important to look after your mental health and wellbeing

There are many services available to support students, parents and carers if you are struggling or want to make positive changes.

The NHS website is extremely useful and provides five steps to mental wellbeing:

  • Connect with other people
  • Be physically active
  • Learn new skills
  • Give to others
  • Pay attention to the present moment

The link below provides further details and practical advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/

Please find below further services:


Call: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Visit: www.samaritans.org

Please contact if you need to talk to someone or you think one of your family members is struggling.


The NSPCC (for parents and carers)

Call: 0808 800 5000 Email: help@nspcc.org.uk Visit: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/

The NSPCC is available to support parents or carers to talk about mental health problems.


Young Minds (for parents and carers)

Call the parents helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines)

Visit: https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/



Call: 03001233393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday)

Text: 86463 Email: info@mind.org.uk

Visit: https://www.mind.org.uk.

Mind provides resources and information around mental health as well as a local signposting service for further support. 


Young Minds Information about Depression (for parents and carers)

Visit: http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/worried_about_your_child/depression

If you want to learn more about spotting the signs of depression, follow the link to a free 20-minute online course which aims to equip participants to know how and when to intervene if a person is at risk of suicide: https://www.zerosuicidealliance.com/

Stay Safe

In addition to the ongoing support that our staff offers, there are external advice and support services to help students with health, welfare and emotional needs.


Click here to view our safeguarding information for visitors leaflet.


At Bury College we emphasise the importance of respecting staff, students and visitors to the college and respecting their property and the facilities of the college, which exist for the benefit of all. You are asked to help us create an environment where everyone feels safe and valued and where you can work successfully to achieve your full potential.



The college is committed to the Government’s National Strategy for ‘Prevent’ which safeguards you from extremism and radicalisation. To this end we promote the fundamental British Values of Rule of Law, democracy, individual liberty, tolerance and mutual respect.


Fundamental British Values

Bury College is proud to promote the fundamental British Values of:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

These values underpin the college community and are lived out through our ethos. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle to introduce, discuss and further understand these concepts to ensure that students are equipped for life in modern Britain.

The views of students are listened to, valued and actioned enabling them to experience the importance of democracy. This is achieved through student surveys, learner voice forums and student representation on key groups including the governing board.


Online safety

At Bury College, we embrace the use of different technologies to enhance learning and to encourage our students to be digitally safe and responsible.

Whilst on Bury College’s premises, students’ internet use can be closely monitored, but if you have any concerns about the online experience of yourself or someone else, please do not hesitate to contact the safeguarding team on 0161 280 8528 or safeguarding@burycollege.ac.uk

For further information on how to use social media safely, please visit:


Safeguarding Policy

Bury College is committed to creating and maintaining a friendly, welcoming and safe working environment for all.

For more information about Safeguarding at Bury College please email: safeguarding@burycollege.ac.uk or download our Safeguarding policy here: