Safeguarding children

We take the wellbeing of our students seriously

Find out more below


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. 


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

  • University Access Officers are based in school either two or four days a week, and are trained in Safeguarding Children and supported by The Access Project’s Designated Child Protection Officer
  • All University Access Officers are trained in their safeguarding responsibilities.  Our Designated Child Protection Officer and our Deputy Designated Child Protection Officer have Level 4 training for Designated Safeguarding Leads.


  • 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


  • University Access Officers monitor the success of tutorials and any issues that may arise on an ongoing basis
  • We have a designated Child Protection Officer who can be contacted at or on our Safeguarding Line:  07542 881 501 or our office: 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"