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Trafford Alternative Education Provision is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. At all times we collectively work to ensure that the child is at the heart of all our decisions and that we act in their best interests.

Please be aware as of 21st November 2023, we are currently updating this page to provide further Safeguarding information.

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  • Children and young people have a right to be safe.
  • Parents/carers have a right to be informed of any concerns.
  • Children and young people are best protected when we work together with parents/carers.

  • Please speak to us if you have any concerns.
  • We will inform parents/carers of any concerns we have and will offer help and support as necessary.
  • We will seek your permission to share information.
  • We will involve you and actively encourage you to participate in any meetings regarding your child.
  • We will consult with other agencies when we have concerns that a child or young person may have been abused, neglected, or exploited.
    * (providing this does not compromise safety)

  • We aim to offer help and support at the earliest opportunity as needs emerge (Early Help).
  • We have a comprehensive PSHE curriculum that teaches our students about keeping safe.
  • We will take positive action to prevent children and young people from abuse, neglect, and exploitation through the development of an open culture that informs children and young people of their rights and encourages them to speak about any concerns.
  • We will provide parents/carers with information to help you to keep your child safe out of school.
Responding to Concerns

  • We will listen to parents/carers who raise concerns about their child and offer support.
  • We will refer all allegations or concerns that a student has been, or is likely to be, abused, neglected, or exploited to The Integrated Front Door.
  • We will put support in place as soon as we are aware of any concerns this may include completing an Early Help Assessment.