The Lincolnshire based single equality organisation working against hate crime has credited the college for the work undertaken over the last year, raising awareness of the subject and for the support offered to students and staff.
Students from the Lincoln, Newark and Gainsborough campuses have been offered training which empowers them and giving them the opportunity to become ambassadors for the college.
The role of the ambassadors will be to sign post peers to internal and external support and will be continuing this later this month. Lincoln College is now a ‘safe centre’ where learners can report hate incidents to a designated safeguarding team and can be supported if they wish to make an external referral.
Chris Gow, PREVENT Officer at Lincoln College said “everyone has the right to live their life in a safe environment and we are committed to challenging hate crime and hate incidents across Lincoln College.
“We have now received funding from Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to continue this work to raise awareness of hate crime through the delivery of workshops to Higher Education classes.
“The ambassadors play an important role when it comes to fellow students reporting incidents or sharing concerns, as in most cases fellow students will speak to them first, rather than someone in authority.
“It is important for us to continue to make Lincoln College a safe place for our learners to study and it’s important for our learners to know that we will do everything we can to support them if needed.”
If you wish to report a hate incident or speak to our staff for support regarding an incident, our Safeguarding Team can be contacted on email@example.com or can be called during office hours on 01522 876000 ext 6495. Out of hours safeguarding contacts for Lincolnshire are 01522 782333 or Nottinghamshire on 0300 456 4546.
If you would like to know more about what we offer to students to support them through college life you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01522 876000.