Students at Walsall College found out how they could keep themselves safe during a fair organised by the College’s Deputy Safeguarding Lead and Student Engagement Team, as part of Stay Safe Week from 16 – 18 October.
The event, which took place at the College’s Wisemore Campus, saw a wide range of organisations hand out information to students about personal safety, including The Beacon, West Midlands Police, Crisis Point and Bikers Against Child Abuse.
The bikers brought in a wide range of their motor vehicles to the event, including cruisers and retro models.
Founded in 1995, Bikers Against Child Abuse empowers abused children and offers support to young people who have been affected by abuse.
The Beacon were also at the event to hand out information about drug and alcohol misuse, and YOTI had a stall that enabled students to apply for a citizen card, so they can prove their identity online and in person.
The West Midlands Police brought in a metal detector to raise awareness of knife crime, and information was available on stalking and harassment, positive mental health, as well as early help.
Carol Egan, Director of Student Journey, said: “Our Stay Safe event was an opportunity for us to demonstrate to students how important it is for them to keep themselves safe, both physically and emotionally.
As a college, safeguarding remains our highest priority and it’s vital that our students are aware of the variety of services available in Walsall should they – or someone they know – needs help.”
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