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Leeds City College’s University Centre receives £16,000 for safeguarding

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has awarded a grant to the Leeds City College University Centre to promote safety and wellbeing on campus.

The grant, from HEFCE’s Catalyst Fund, will develop online safeguarding modules for students to promote the Government’s ‘Prevent’ agenda, safeguarding and wellbeing.

The project has been developed with students, who will play a pivotal role in its delivery. It covers a wide range of activity including training and awareness raising, digital innovation, and new approaches to prevention and reporting.

HEFCE Chief Executive, Professor Madeleine Atkins, said: “All students should feel safe and supported during their time in higher education. Universities and colleges are working hard to tackle issues on campus, but there is more to be done.

“We are delighted to be supporting a range of innovative projects, and we will be looking to share good practice and evidence of successful outcomes over the coming months.”

The HEFCE’s Catalyst Fund aims to drive innovation in the HE sector, enhance excellence and efficiency in HE, and support innovative solutions.

Grants have been issued to support higher education institutions in response to a report by the Universities UK Harassment Task Force which explored the nature of safeguarding in higher education.

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