Making sure your young person is safe

If your child is leaving home for the first time, it’s natural to worry about their safety and wellbeing. While going off to university is exciting, it’s also a big change. We have a range of support services in place to support your student. Our university is dedicated to fostering a safe and inclusive environment for all students, no matter their background.

Mental health and wellbeing

The mental health of our students is extremely important at the University of Liverpool. We have a dedicated Mental Health Advisory Service, which is available to your child. Also, if your student having any difficulties, please encourage them to speak to their Personal Tutor who will help them find specialist support.

If you’re worried about your child while they’re at university, you’re welcome to contact our Student Support Team. One of our trained advisors will listen to and act on the information you provide. They won’t be able to discuss specific details with you, due to data protection laws, but they’ll always take action and offer help.

You can also have a look at our useful mental health and wellbeing resources, which will help support your young person during their studies.

Staying safe on campus

Here at the University of Liverpool, we take the wellbeing and security of our students and staff extremely seriously. We have numerous safety measures in place, including our:

  • Campus Support team who offer a chaperone service
  • Friendly, on-campus security team
  • Extensive range of CCTV cameras across the university
  • Dedicated campus police officer

Find contact information for our security teams and more detailed information about how we’ll protect your child, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Report + Support

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for all students and staff. While we tirelessly work to ensure our campus is safe, if something does happen, anybody can use our handy Report + Support tool to tell us about it. The tool lets users anonymously report:

  • Bullying
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Hate Crime

They will then get expert support from a trained advisor. Find out more information about this handy tool.

Staying safe in the city

Like any city, Liverpool does experience crime, but the levels are no higher than in other major cosmopolitan cities across the UK. Your child will feel very safe, because police officers are visible and approachable in the city at all times. We also offer advice to all our students on staying vigilant when out and about in Liverpool.

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