Safeguarding Statement

We at Gloucester & Forest Alternative Provision School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such we expect all staff, Management committee members, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

Our aim is to ensure that child protection concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways that support the specific needs of the individual child. Through providing a caring, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of all our students, we aim to foster an atmosphere of trust, respect and security.

Our staff form part of a wider safeguarding system for children as described in the statutory guidance ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015’ and will, therefore, work together with children’s services, the police, health services and other agencies to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.


All our safeguarding related policies are available to view in our Administration Office at each Centre:

Acceptable Use Policy

Allegations of Abuse Against Staff Policy

Anti-Bullying & Hate Crime Policy

Attendance Policy

Behaviour Policy (including the principles governing our Behaviour Policy)

Drugs Policy

Early Help Offer/SEND Information Report

Health and Safety Policy

Learning Outside the Classroom Policy (Educational Visits)

Minibus Policy

Safeguarding Policy

SEND Policy

Sex and Relationships Policy

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions