At South Tyneside College and South Shields Marine School, it’s our duty to protect you. Every student’s well-being and safety is our number one priority, and we’re committed to offering a space for you to feel safe, secure, valued and respected – because everyone has the right to protection from all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation. Whether that’s looking after those who are vulnerable, needing a bit of help, creating a good work-life balance, or those worried about the financial side of studying – we make sure you’re supported in every way possible.


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

In light of recent legislation, we also know we have a responsibility to safeguard staff and will provide clear guidelines and systems regarding staff responsibilities towards the protection of young people and vulnerable adults.


Sam Hinchcliffe (Safeguarding Officer) | Samantha.Hinchcliffe@tynecoast.ac.uk | 07522 545 437

Hayley Warters (Safeguarding Officer) | hayley.warters@tynecoast.ac.uk | 07522 545 479

Eamonn Murphy (Safeguarding Lead) eamonn.murphy@tynecoast.ac.uk | 0191 427 3522

Tamara Stephenson (Head of Safeguarding) tamara.stephenson@tynecoast.ac.uk | 0191 427 3826

If you are concerned for yourself or someone else, you can also contact our sos email address: sos@tynecoast.ac.uk