Safeguarding and wellbeing

At Hartlepool Sixth Form, your safety and wellbeing is our number one priority.  

It’s our duty to protect you 

We’re committed to offering you space where you feel safe, secure, valued, and respected and protected from all forms of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. 

We can provide counselling and support for any personal and health-related issues, so if you feel overwhelmed, need advice or a friendly face to talk to, our supportive environment means there is lots of help available if you need it. You are never alone. 

It’s our responsibility to protect young people, vulnerable adults, and we aim to make sure all adults who may have unsupervised access to our student groups are deemed fit to work with them.  

Learning Support team

Our specialist Learn Support team can help with additional support for students with disabilities, medical conditions, mental health concerns and specific learning difficulties.

Personal tutor

Your child will be allocated a personal tutor as soon as they start sixth form. They will be responsible for your child's progress and welling, and will be their first point of contact.


As a sixth form, we have a vital role to play in safeguarding your child. Their safety and wellbeing is very important to us. All of our staff receive regular safeguarding training and we have a designated team of safeguarding officers.

Health and wellbeing

We can provide counselling and support for personal and health-related issues to make sure students get the very best out of their time with us.

Welfare and advice

Our expert advisors can help with financial assistance, such as free meals, bursaries and costs associated with studying.