If you have urgent concerns about the welfare of a student or need support yourself, please contact one of the following numbers for support.


On campus


Off campus

Serious Concerns Line


During office hours call +44(0)7788 725507:

  • Monday to Thursday 08:30-17:00
  • Friday 08:30-16:30.

If it's out of hours call +44(0)7814 791212.

Reasons to call

Anyone can call the UWE Bristol Serious Concerns Line to share any serious concerns about:

  • students
  • children (under the age of 18)
  • vulnerable adults (people who need care and support  whether or not they currently receive it  and can't protect themselves from abuse or neglect)
  • extremism or radicalisation in the University community or on campus.

Confidentiality and third parties

Our staff are unable to give any information about a student applying for a place at the University or a student currently studying at the University to a third party. This includes parents, guardians, spouses, siblings, friends and fellow students. It includes confirming whether or not a student is either currently or applying to be enrolled at UWE Bristol. UK legislation and university policy prohibits the disclosure of an individual’s information. All universities in the UK follow similar guidelines and the same legislation.

Staff are able to receive information about a student from a third party. Doing so does not confirm or deny that the student is either currently or applying to be enrolled at the University. Any information given to a member of staff that is relevant to safeguarding will be passed on to the appropriate service within the University for further action.

If you fit the definition of a third party and have concerns about a student please contact the Serious Concerns Line.

In unusual circumstances, specific university staff will contact the student’s emergency contact (including without the student’s permission), if it is deemed appropriate to the situation.


Call 116 123 (from a mobile or landline).

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