Safeguarding and Child Protection

Confetti is committed to the support and protection of children and vulnerable adults. Detailed and rigorous policies are in place to support all students in achieving their full potential.

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and protect them from harm.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for Confetti is Emma Talbot, to whom any queries can be directed. Full policy details are also available on request.

Here to help

Call: 0115 952 2075
Find us: Reception area (Convent Street entrance)

We aim to respond to voice messages within 24 hours and emails within 48 hours.

Our Safeguarding team

Rebecca Machin

Head of Student Services

Emma Talbot

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Natalie Brewster

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Lee Callen

Safeguarding Officer

Hannah Sisson

Safeguarding Officer

How to report a concern

If you are worried that a student who attends Confetti is at risk and/or they are experiencing abuse, please make contact with our Safeguarding team.

We are available 08:30-18:00, Monday-Friday (excluding Christmas Closure and Bank Holidays) via:


Phone: 07752 729566/0115 9522075

If a student is at immediate risk or requires urgent support outside of these hours, please refer to the relevant social care team or request the most appropriate emergency service by calling 999

Information for professionals

If you are professional working with one of our students and would like to discuss any concerns or the support we offer, please contact the Safeguarding Team as above or feel free to visit our Student Services page.

The Safeguarding team will attend any relevant social care meetings, such as Child in Need/Child Protection Meetings, Strategy Groups and Looked After Child Reviews. Please email with any requests and the most suitable representative will attend, where possible.

Safeguarding/Child Protection files

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) states that DSLs should ensure that safeguarding/child protection records are transferred to the new school/college as soon as possible. Confetti will contact feeder schools to advise them that they have a student/students who are due enrol with us however, schools should contact if they know this to be the case regardless.

 If there are significant concerns, please feel free to contact us to discuss.

 Confetti use CPOMS for electronic transfer of files and use Unique Learner Number’s (ULN’s) as the identifier.