You have a right to be safe

We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our learners, stakeholders, staff and visitors.

What should you do if you think you are being harmed or abused?

If you think you are being harmed or abused by another learner, a member of staff or a visitor, you should report this as soon as possible. Tell a trusted member of staff what is happening. The WACC Safeguarding Officers are:

  • Jade Thornicroft
  • Elaine Johnson
  • Garry Welborn
  • Deborah Illidge
  • Julia Hawes
  • Phil Cooper
  • Shafeen Akhtar

You can read our full safeguarding policy here.

WACC is committed to the wellbeing of our learners. Here are the numbers of some local services that you may find useful:

Walsall Samaritans

01922 624 000

Police Non-Emergency


01922 648 907

01922 707 862

01922 649 000

Walsall Housing Advice Line

01922 653 405

Domestic Violence Forum

01922 406 767

Stepping Stones 24-Hour Helpline

0800 389 5790


0121 643 1638

0808 808 4000

01922 700 600

Walsall Welfare Rights

01922 652 250


Cyberbullying involves using technology to bully people. It can include texting, instant messaging, and posting on social media and gaming websites. Coping with cyberbullying can be difficult because it can happen at any time of the day. To make matters worse, bullying messages and images can be shared so they are seen by more people for longer than other kinds of bullying. This kind of sharing can quickly get out of control.

Click here to read more about cyberbullying and what to do if you are experiencing it