Hundreds of students across Grŵp Llandrillo Menai's 12 campuses attended a wide range of informative events and workshops during the college group's Safeguarding Week initiative.

 

Safeguarding Week gave students the opportunity to consider how they can keep themselves safe, both inside and outside of college, as well as providing information on the support available to them at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai's colleges: Coleg Llandrillo, Coleg Menai and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor.

Workshops and assemblies were facilitated by the Welsh Ambulance Service, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, North Wales Police, Barnardos Cymru and Mind Aberconwy, on topics such as internet safety, driving safely, healthy relationships, and safer sex.

The Student Welfare team provided a confidential drop-in service, where students could get advice and guidance on a variety of topics, ranging from physical and mental health, through personal relationships, to drug and alcohol misuse.

North Wales Police organised several internet safety sessions which covered 'Sexting' (sending indecent images) and the law surrounding this, as well as providing general information on keeping safe on the internet. Additionally, activities were provided during tutorials to give classes time to discuss various themes relevant to the week.

 

One of the most popular initiatives was 'Deadly Impacts'. North Wales Fire and Rescue Service together with its road safety partners - Taith, North Wales Police, Welsh Ambulance Service Trust and Bikesafe - were involved in educating young drivers and pre-drivers (between 16-24), about the consequences of poor or inappropriate driving.

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai designed and produced a keeping safe video which is available to all students on the college's youtube channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBNJjMPSVYg

The college group also provided an informative guide of available smart phone apps which allows students to manage and support their mental wellbeing.

 

Coleg Llandrillo's student union president, Jacob Tudor Jones, said:

We were thrilled to host and help to launch such a significant, impactful and vital event. We wanted as many students as possible to get involved during Safeguarding Week - the more we can spread the word, the more we can tackle abuse and help to ensure that no-one has to suffer.

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