Staying Safe

The safety of our students is very important to us.  The College has a Safguarding Team who are available to talk to students and staff about any Safeguarding concerns.  If at any time you are worried about your own  safety or the safety of another College student please contact one of the Safeguarding Team through Student Services talk to your tutor, or e-mail


Tips and advice for staying safe online - e-safety  / Netiquette


Carlisle College is committed to providing a supportive, friendly, safe and positive environment so that the students can learn in a secure atmosphere and get the most out of their experience of College life.

Carlisle College does not tolerate bullying. To view our bullying policy click here

Bullying has several things in common:

  • it is deliberately hurtful behaviour
  • it is usually repeated over a period of time (although it could be a one-off incident)
  • it is difficult for those being bullied to defend themselves

Examples of bullying are:

Physical Direct Verbal Indirect/Other



Malicious phone calls  

Threatening body language

Sending notes


Invasion of personal space

Abusive language

Setting unrealistic targets

Physical gestures

Rumour spreading

Deliberate occupation of an area to exclude others

Demanding money with force

Ridicule of the person's work, ideas or behaviour

Electronic harassment, e.g. text messaging, E-Mails, chat rooms, chat lines, etc.


Verbal threats of violence





Bullying or harassment of any kind is unacceptable at Carlisle College.  If it does occur, students are urged to voice their grievances in the secure knowledge that incidents will be taken seriously and dealt with sensitively.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.

Click here to report abuse to CEOP

Hate Crime

Carlisle College is a registered Hate Crime Reporting Centre. For details contact Student Services or visit Hate Incident and Hate Crime reporting

Health and Well-being

Carlisle College holds Healthy FE status, and takes the health and well-being of its staff and students very seriously.

We hold an annual Health and Well-being Fair in the run up to Christmas which all students have the opprtunity to attend. Exhibitors include both local and national organisations and charities who can offer a variety of advice on health and well-being to students.

Student Services can offer a range of services to students such as pregnancy testing and C-Card

If students would like to talk in confidence about any health and well-being worries or concerns please contact our Wellbeing Officer Marie Cato, based in the Wellbeing Hub in the Student Zone.
01228 822876

You can also access more information via our Mental Health & Wellbeing page on the student zone at

Grief after bereavement or Loss

Most people experience grief when they lose something or someone important to them. If these feelings are affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help. Bereavement, grief and loss can cause many different symptoms and they affect people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way to feel. Further information and support is available here

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a project run in partnership between Cumbria County Council, the Office of the Police Crime Commissioner and Cumbria Police.

The project has been designed to provide early reporting to schools/nurseries/colleges of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of hours and might have an impact on a child attending.

Carlisle College is part of the project and a designated member of our safeguarding team has been trained to liaise with the Operation Encompass Designated Officer to use information, in confidence, to ensure that we are able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children or their families in relation to domestic abuse incidents.

A letter outlining the details of the project can be viewed here.