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Lakes College launches week of campaigning for safeguarding awareness

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  • News date: Jan '22
  • News author: Aidan Blackett

Lakes College launches week of campaigning for safeguarding awareness

SAFEGUARDING is top of the agenda at a West Cumbrian college which has launched a week of campaigning to raise awareness.

Lakes College at Lillyhall is supporting Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership’s themed Safeguarding Week with five days of campaigning to highlight the importance of staying safe, vigilance and wellbeing

The college is focusing on a different theme each day this week: recognising and reporting sexual harassment; being a responsible digital citizen; what safeguarding and Prevent is; and abusive/toxic relationships.

The week will culminate with a quiz for students to check that the key points have been taken on board and that students feel confident in knowing what safeguarding is and who to contact if they do not feel safe or have concerns about others.

Lots of useful resources have been shared with staff and students on the college’s My Lakes app, on noticeboards around the college, as well as on social media.

Daniel Braithwaite, the college’s assistant principal and designated safeguarding lead, stressed that safeguarding is not just a priority for this week but all year round.

He said: “Safeguarding is a very important part of our culture at Lakes College.  We work tirelessly to ensure everyone is supported to learn and thrive in a safe environment.  In today’s society there are many risks that our students and staff need to be aware of and through our safeguarding work we ensure they develop understanding and resilience to keep themselves and others safe.  This week is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness and encourage vigilance across a number of topical themes.”

We are proud to support the excellent work of Cumbria Safeguarding Children partnership.