Safeguarding During the Coronavirus Period

While the College building is closed to students the Student Support, Safeguarding and Counselling staff are available to students by phone and email.  If you have any worries or concerns or need to talk to us please feel free to contact us during normal working hours, during term time:

8.30 am to 5.00 pm – Monday to Thursday

8.30 am to 4.30 pm – Fridays

Julie Davison

Safeguarding Manager

01325 503036


Hildy Gardner

Safeguarding Officer

01325 503033


Audrey Andrews

Student Counsellor


Julie Fratterigo

Student Support Adviser

01325 503069


Jenny Ellis

Student Support Adviser

01325 503069


Colin Leek

Student Support Adviser

01325 503069

07740 844 187

Chris Preston

Pre-16 Co-ordinator


Further help and support

Click HERE for various helpline numbers for out of hours and during the holidays.

Children and Young People in Darlington (COVID-19)

Feeling anxious?

Need someone to talk to?

If you are aged between 11 and 18 and live or study in Darlington and finding the current situation hard to cope with you can call a dedicated helpline being delivered by the Listening Post and Darlington Mind, from 1 April 2020. 

Listening Post tel 07847 933799 email

Monday – Friday (10AM – 12PM)

Darlington MIND tel 07432 843161 email

Monday – Friday (1.30PM – 4.30PM)

MIND have an 11-18 counselling service as well as a rapid response service;

Click the link to download information on the support that Safe Families are providing during Covid-19. 

Click the link to download Wellbeing and Mental Health during Covid-19: A guide to looking after yourself and others


Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people.

How has COVID-19 Affected the Mental Health of Children and Young People in the United Kingdom?

Kooth Online Support for Young People

How to sign up to Kooth

Kooth Video Links

Welcome to Kooth- Features:

Kooth Chat-

Kooth Mood Journal-

Kooth Magazine-