A safe and supportive environment

Ensuring your child is safe

We take the safety and wellbeing of your child extremely seriously and recognise that as a college we have an important role to play in safeguarding your child. All our staff receive regular training to keep your child safe and make sure they feel safe in the college environment. We also have a team of designated Safeguarding Managers who ensure any concerns are dealt with appropriately and that information is shared with relevant external support agencies.

You can find out more about our safeguarding policies below:

Safeguarding Young People & Adults at Risk Policy

Safeguarding Young People & Adults at Risk Procedure

Safeguarding Looked After Children, Care Leavers & Young Carers Policy

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Procedure



Coming to New College Durham is more than studying for a qualification; it's about new experiences. All our students are encouraged to take part in the many enrichment and extra-curriculum activities we have on offer. These activities will help them to learn a new skill, gain new experiences, develop employability skills, acquire life skills that employers and universities value, and most of all have fun. They will look great on their CV too! Activities include:

  • Skills competitions
  • Sport Development Centres
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Visits to higher education and career fairs
  • Recreational sport and fitness activities
  • Competitive sport teams


Employer links

We have extensive links with industry. Employers have input into our qualifications to ensure they meet the current demands of the industry, and that our students are gaining the skills and knowledge employers are looking for. Employment related activities include:

  • Employability Week
  • Inspiring guest speakers
  • Employer-led live briefs
  • Support with job applications
  • Workplace trips and visits

Related information

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Safeguarding information for parents/carers

Useful information for parents/carers about safeguarding issues.