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 Child Protection 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.
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.
University Access Officers
Our University Access Officers are based in school either two or four days a week, and are trained in Safeguarding Children and supported by our Designated Child Protection Officer. University Access Officers monitor the success of tutorials and deal with any issues that may arise on an ongoing basis.
Our Designated Child Protection Officer and our Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer have both completed Designated Safeguarding Lead training.
Our students are provided with training and clear guidelines on what to do if they have any concerns.
Getting in touch about safeguarding
Our Designated Child Protection Officer can be contacted at
M: Safeguarding lead (available Monday-Thursday 9am-5:30pm): 07542 881 501
T: Office and Main Safeguarding number: 020 4513 5999
Download Our Policies
- Safeguarding Children Policy 2020
- Safeguarding Children Statement to Parents 2019
- Additional Safeguarding information for parents 2019
- Additional information for students 2019
- Student_tutor contact post The Access Project 2019
- Gift Giving Policy 2019
- Lone Working Policy 2019
- The Access Project Volunteering Agreement 2019/2020
- Communication Guidelines 2019
Report a safeguarding incident or concern by clicking here