This week is National Safeguarding Adults Week. Safeguarding is something that everyone at Derwen College takes seriously all year around. All of our staff take part in compulsory safeguarding training and we take pride in working with our students and staff to prevent abuse and react to signs and risks of abuse or neglect
Between 19th-25th November we will be focusing on particular issues around safeguarding.
Each day we will have a different focus:
Monday – Hate Crime / Mate Crime
Tuesday – Mental Capacity
Wednesday – Relationships / friendships
Thursday – Financial
Friday – Online Safety
Staff will be working with students on daily activities in the Student Union between 3.30pm-4pm. Students who attend all five sessions will receive a certificate and a prize.
Staff will also be reminded of important issues around safeguarding, with daily questions and a prize draw for all those with the correct answer.
Safeguarding manager Charlotte Percival said: “Safeguarding is something we take incredibly seriously at Derwen College at all times. We are pleased to be supporting Ann Craft Trust and Keeping Adults Safe in Shropshire Board (KASiSB) in paying particular attention to some of the main safeguarding issues over the course of the week.”
“People are often aware of safeguarding issues around children but not always so clear on the importance of safeguarding adults. It is vital that all of us work to protect an adult’s right to live safely, free from abuse and neglect, particularly those who need extra help and support.”
Derwen College, in Gobowen, in Shropshire, is a specialist further education college for young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. The college has received three consecutive Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ gradings.