The safety and welfare of our students

The Henley College’s Safeguarding and Prevent Governor is James Lingard. 

The Head of Student Services, Tristan Arnison, is the senior member of staff responsible for Safeguarding and offers support and guidance to staff and students about all aspects of student welfare.

The College is committed to providing our students with a safe and secure environment. It was noted in the recent student and parent surveys that 98% of our students and parents believe that The Henley College is a safe place to be.

The College believes strongly that our students and staff respect the rights of others, report inappropriate behaviour and do not tolerate or accept any form of bullying or discrimination. 

Child Protection, Prevent and Safeguarding Policies

The College has a dedicated Safeguarding Team and the Designated Safeguarding Person, Tristan Arnison, is responsible for child protection and safeguarding matters. All staff have received safeguarding and Prevent training. 

Substance and Alcohol Policy

The College has a zero tolerance policy for both substance and alcohol misuse. No student must be under the influence of, or have possession of drugs or alcohol during the College day.


Our students will be reminded about on line safety throughout their time at the College and they will be actively encouraged to be safe when using the internet. 

Student Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct sets out both the College and student commitments. It states what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and all students will be issued with the code of conduct when they start at the College. 

Student Welfare

The College has dedicated Counsellors available and a College Nurse offering drop-in sessions throughout the week.  All students will be given a Professional Tutor who will offer pastoral and academic support. There are three Senior Tutors at the College, a Student Services Team and a  Safeguarding Team, all offering support to our students.

We have “safe places” on both the Rotherfield and Deanfield Sites, clearly signposted for those students who have worries, anxieties or concerns.

Social Media Safeguarding 

Thames Valley Police have launched a media campaign which highlights some of the safeguarding issues that are impacting children around increased use of social media and online platforms. The key messages highlighted in the campaign can be seen below. 


We've put together a list of organisations and charities who are there to help with mental and emotional health issues.


Confidential support 24/7 by phone or text or online Call 0800 1111


Confidential support 24/7 by calling 116 123 or visiting

Young Minds 

Information and advice on mental health and wellbeing. Text (for free) 85258 or visit


For information and support visit 

The Mix 

Information and support for under 25’s on a range of issues including mental health, housing, money, drugs and alcohol. Visit to find out about their email, telephone and 1:1 support.


Online mental health support at


Young people’s substance misuse support


Offering support and advice for the prevention of suicide in young people

NHS 111 or Your GP

If you are concerned about your health or wellbeing you could also contact you doctor or NHS 111 for advice

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