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Prevent are Seeking Young Leaders


At Leicester College, we take pride in our efforts to safeguard our students and staff. We work closely with the Leicestershire police. Just this week we have had the police visit our campuses to raise awareness of knife crime with voluntary knife-detection arches. Additionally, we have staff who are fully trained in providing counselling and support to vulnerable students.

What is prevent

Prevent is the name of a national anti-terrorism strategy. A law known as the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act was passed by the UK government in 2015, making it a legal requirement for schools, universities and colleges to help prevent people being drawn into terrorism and extremism.

Want to get involved

In partnership with the Department for Education and our regional coordinator for Prevent Sam Slack, we are looking to recruit two students per campus to become trained Prevent leaders as part of a new project for young people being rolled out across both the City and County.

Are you a student returning for the next academic year? If yes, we are looking for you to become ambassadors for the College’s Prevent Awareness Initiative.

As an ambassador, you will be open to an excellent opportunity to engage with a current and very relevant Government initiative which can stand you in good stead for your future career choices and allow you to develop a number of skills.

Successful students will need to be available for one full training day and up to four other one to two-hour sessions during college time between 01 April and 01 July 2019.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of or at the very least find out a little more about then please email Craig Whitehill (cwhitehill@leicestercollege.ac.uk) for a copy of the job description.

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