Safe Opportunities

Admissions Statement

Safe Opportunities is dedicated to working with and preparing as many young people as possible for employment, apprenticeships and positive outcomes.

Safe Opportunities work with students from the age of 12 up to the age of 25 through the Step16 programme and Supported Internship programmes. Many young people progress through the programmes we offer and stay with our team for a few years on their work related learning journey.

Due to the success and positive impact of our Step16 programme during 2020 and 2021, we are now doubling the number of places we can offer from 10 places in 2020 to 20 places from September 2021.

Due to covid restrictions in 2020 and 2021 many of our Step16 students have not been able to access the work placement part of the programme so we are offering all of our 2020 Step16 students the opportunity to continue their learning with us from September 2021 until July 2022.

The Step16 places for September 2021 are now all allocated to students and we have a waiting list of students who would like to join the programme.

We prioritise students by the following criteria –

  • Students who are already on one of the Safe Opportunities programmes.
  • Student who reside in the local Crewe and Cheshire East areas (ie postcode CW).
  • Cared for students or those who have recently been in the care system.

Safe Opportunities will not take on more students than we have the staff or resources for as we will not compromise on the standards of high quality programmes that we offer our young people.

Safe Opportunities will not engage in discussions around provision for students on the waiting list but will keep their support staff informed if a place on the Step16 programme is likely to be available for the student.

We encourage parents, schools and professionals to contact us with any enquiries about the Step16 programme or any of our other programmes by emailing -


Safe Opportunities are currently awaiting an Ofsted inspection which will be made accessible on the website for anyone to view upon completion.

Key policies

Below are some of Safe Opportunities key policies:

Complaints procedure

A complaint made by any professional, parent or Safe Opportunities student is taken very seriously and will be handled with both sensitivity and urgency by Safe Opportunities staff. It is our priority to ensure that any issues are properly documented, met with with appropriate actions and resolved.