Personal support

Student welfare and safeguarding advisers are available to provide information on a range of personal issues such as budgeting and money management, benefits, homelessness, drug abuse, health issues, relationship difficulties or family issues. We have information on a large number of outside organisations that can help and we refer students to the right place either within NewVIc or outside the college. A team of youth safety workers ensure a safe environment, working with groups and individuals on issues such as punctuality and matters affecting their time at college. We have a safeguarding and child protection policy and procedures which we follow. Where we have any concerns about a student's welfare, we will take all appropriate action to address those concerns by working in full partnership with other agencies.

Staff profiles

Asma BashierASMA BASHIER

SAFEGUARDING AND WELFARE OFFICER

Asma has been working at the college for four years

As one of the college’s safeguarding and welfare officers, my role is to support students with any concerns or situations regarding safety and wellbeing, to help you keep on track with your studies. The service we provide is practical, with the aim of supporting all students’ needs in any way we can. We are a dedicated team here to help all students. There are no issues too big or small.

 

JERRY ST. LOUIS

SENIOR YOUTH AND SAFETY WORKER

“The college has three dedicated youth and safety workers. My role at the college involves supporting students and making sure they are safe in and outside college and everyone follows the Code of Conduct. I have a lot of experience in supporting young people with pressures of life and society. I will help to ensure you do your best in your studies. I also run a number of specialist support groups at lunchtime for students.”

 

Joanne HarrisJOANNE HARRIS

Student Safeguarding and Welfare Adviser

Studied Psychology, Sociology, Environmental Science & World Development at NewVIc and then Human Rights with Photography at Roehampton University.

“years, starting as an Academic Learning Mentor and now as a welfare adviser. My role is to ensure students’ wellbeing is maintained throughout their college experience despite hardships they may face. I act as a point of referral and work one-to-one with students and offer support on issues such as financial concerns, homelessness, relationships, mediation, mental health, substance misuse, emotional concerns, and social services.”