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Safer Students Charter

BMet has joined forces with colleges from across the region to sign a Safer Students Charter, affirming its commitment to creating a culture of safety for all students.

The charter, developed by the Colleges West Midlands network, contains five safety elements to support students and help them to learn and develop by:

  • Treating all students as active partners in learning and ensuring all college staff treat students with respect, consult with them and ask and listen to their views
  • Creating an environment where peer-on-peer sexual assault and sexual violence is not tolerated and individuals can speak out and receive support
  • Promoting equality, celebrating diversity, and ensuring whatever a student’s identity they will feel welcomed, supported, safe and included
  • Providing opportunities for involvement in a calendar of themed activities to develop skills, confidence and resilience in preparing for the future
  • Empowering students to become informed and healthy citizens.

In addition, members of the Colleges West Midlands network will work together to:

  • Encourage all member colleges to adopt and promote the Charter to shape student safety
  • Develop a simple tracking system to measure progress and ensure student safety is enhanced
  • Develop a plan for student activities and to promote shared resources
  • Work with other partners to share information where it supports student’s safety and well-being.

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