Bett 2024 Awards – The Student Voice receive Highly Commended

The Student Voice Contextual Safeguarding tool has been awarded Highly Commended in the ‘Wellbeing Digital Wellness & Safeguarding Resources’ category of the Bett 2024 Awards

The Bett 2024 Awards are a celebration of the inspiring creativity and innovation that can be found throughout technology for education, in association with BESA. After being assessed by an expert panel of judges, The Student Voice has been awarded Highly Commended for our multi-dimensional, all-through contextual safeguarding tool, for the category ‘Wellbeing Digital Wellness & Safeguarding Resources’.  The category was won by The BBC for their primary school digital resource ‘Moodboosters’.

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We work in partnership with schools, colleges, and academies, enhancing real-time safeguarding provision through the use of technology. The Student Voice contextual safeguarding tool is an all-through (5-18), child-friendly and led experience that removes barriers for young people to report serious issues to their schools and supports schools early-intervention work. It is assisting school safeguarding teams in understanding where extra-familial harm happens to their students and enacting KCSIE guidance to seek the voice of the child and respond to it in all aspects of their work.

Everyone deserves a safe and inclusive learning environment. The tool goes beyond reporting forms, providing a child-centred and interactive reporting experience for young people across UK independent, international, and multi-academy trust schools. Our award-winning tool is trusted by students, building genuine engagement and trust, and is featured on Durham University’s Contextual Safeguarding Network. The app was created by Jason Tait, an active Designated Safeguarding Lead, and Stephen Willoughby. Having suffered severe bullying at school himself, Stephen left formal education early and completed his studies through home-schooling, pursuing a career in computers from a young age.

"Thank you to Bett Global for placing a spotlight on the need for and importance of seeking to understand the lives of our young people through empowering their voices. We are very proud of the work achieved with schools, colleges and academies, assisting them in producing better outcomes for young people.

We would like to thank our schools, who are enhancing real-time safeguarding provision and creating positive learning opportunities for young people to take into adulthood.

Safe communities safeguard futures."

          Jason Tait, active DSL & Co-Founder of The Student Voice.

"This is fantastic recognition for us. We were in incredibly esteemed company in this category. Such brilliant competition shows that there is a real need to use tech for wellbeing and health in education and we are delighted to be driving that message, working with young people all over the UK to help them anonymously and safely communicate with their schools and colleges to provide contextual safeguarding throughout their communities.”

          Stephen Willoughby, CEO & Co-Founder of The Student Voice.

The Bett judges verdicts were announced by host and comedian Lucy Porter on 24th January 2024 at the annual Bett Awards event, held at The Brewery, London. See the full list of winners on the Bett Awards website.

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