Newton Abbot College’s prefect body has been showcasing some of their student focussed safeguarding and anti-bullying work around the College in recent weeks. Created by students, for students, prefects have designed posters highlighting different issues that could affect the student cohort, including the College’s new Anti-Bullying Pledge, data protection, online safety and confidential communication options. The work reflects the College’s commitment to helping promote safety for all students both inside and outside the College environment, as well as encouraging students to come together to address important social issues in a unified way. Anne Farnham, Head of Newton House and Anti-Bullying Lead is excited by the students’ body of work ‘I continue to be extremely proud of our students and their commitment to promoting our message of acceptance and tolerance. This most recent work is one in a long line of events and collaborations that take place during the course of the College’s academic year to promote student safeguarding. Work with Local Heroes (addressing hate crime), Diana Award training (looking into the myriad issues of bullying), the buddy system and befriending work are a few examples of how the College seeks to address some of the issues potentially faced by some of the student cohort. The College will be taking part in anti-bullying week from 16-20 November, where the College’s new anti-bullying pledge will be officially announced and rolled out to the entire student body through work undertaken in assemblies and tutor groups.