Cause for Concern:

If you have a serious concern then you should contact a designated UWTSD safeguarding officer unless someone is at immediate risk where you should initially contact the Police on 101, or in an emergency 999.

To report a concern to the University out-of-hours please contact the 24/7 Operations Team on 07767 842738.

All UWTSD students have access to professional advice and guidance via a 24/7 Student Assistance Programme by calling 0800 028 3766.


The University is shortly to launch a Cause for Concern reporting form (Summer 2022), which will be embedded here but for the time being please contact one of the designated officers directly.

Equally the University will shortly be launching a Well-Being triage process (Summer 2022) which will enable students to self-refer to support services and enable the University to respond appropriately according to student need and impact. In the meantime, students can access support services via

University Commitment

The University is committed to supporting and promoting the welfare and safety of students, staff and visitors throughout our operations and environment.

Occasionally students may become vulnerable and the University has a range of services and policies in place to respond to presenting need and help to safeguard them.

Our published Safeguarding Policy explains the framework in place to safeguard against potential risk, abuse and harm, and to appropriately respond to concerns.

The principles set out in the Policy are that the University of Wales Trinity Saint David is committed to:

  • Providing a safe environment for all its staff, students and visitors;
  • Providing an environment that is safe from harm for those under the age of 18;
  • Upholding the rights of children, young people and vulnerable adults to protection from harm, freedom from injury and a safe and healthy environment.

The Policy is based on the National Wales Safeguarding Procedures. The Policy also acknowledges the University’s wider responsibilities in respect of the UK Prevent Duty and the requirement to prevent people from being drawn into radicalisation and/or terrorism. If you have any concerns in relation to Prevent themes then please contact the Interim Prevent Lead Officer, Rhys Dart.

UWTSD Designated Safeguarding Officers:

Lead Designated Officer: Michou Burckett St Laurent (Head of Student Well-Being)

Director of Student Services: Rhys Dart

Associate PVC (Academic Experience): Mirjam Plantinga

Executive Director of Human Resources: Jane O’Rourke

Student Well-Being Services

The University recognises that students may require support during their studies. The Well-Being team offers a range of services designed to support students to engage effectively with their studies. The Well-Being team provide professional and confidential advice and guidance in relation to student well-being and mental health. Information about the Well-Being services provided and how to access them can be found here.