Safeguarding children

We take the wellbeing of our students seriously

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Safeguarding

The wellbeing of our students is of paramount importance to us. Our staff and volunteers are subject to assessment including an enhanced DBS check, and are trained in their safeguarding responsibilities. We have a Designated Safeguarding Children Officer who is able to offer support to staff and volunteers with any issues that arise. You can read more about our safeguarding policies below. 

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Tutor Vetting and Training

  • We perform enhanced DBS checks and two reference checks on all volunteer tutors when they join the programme, and the DBS checks are repeated every three years. Our tutors also undertake mandatory Safeguarding Children training when they join
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Programme Coordinators 

  • Programme Coordinators are based in school full time, and are trained in Safeguarding Children and supported by The Access Project’s Designated Safeguarding Children Officer
  • All Programme Coordinator staff are trained in Safeguarding Children to Level 2 and our designated Safeguarding Officer is trained to level 4
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Students

  • Our Professional Training for students provides them with clear guidelines on what to expect from their tutor, what behaviour we expect of them, and what to do if they have any concerns
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Monitoring

  • Programme Coordinators monitor the success of tutorials and any issues that may arise on an ongoing basis
  • We have a designated Safeguarding Officer who can be contacted at stayingsafe@theaccessproject.org.uk or on our Safeguarding Line: 020 7601 1939

in their own words

Intheir1 Kerri Hall Tutor

"Every time I tutor Brook, it is the best thing I do with my week."

Intheir2 Denzil Year 11, King Solomon Academy Tutored in English

"The Access Project is allowing me to realise my dream of attending a Russell Group university"

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