Safe Opportunities is dedicated to working with and preparing as many young people as possible for employment, apprenticeships, college places and positive outcomes.
Safe Opportunities work with students from the age of 12 up to the age of 25 through our Exploring work, Work Placement, Step16 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.
Since September 2020 we have been delighted to see the positive impact of our Step 16 and Post 19 Supported Internship programmes and the excellent outcomes for our students. Due to this success, we are gradually increasing the number of places we offer for our programmes, we have increased them again for September 2023 to 30 x Step16 places and 18 x Post 19 Supported Internship places. As places are taken quickly, we do also hold a waiting list of potential students who would like to join the programme if a place becomes available throughout the year.
We prioritise students’ applications to our programme using the following criteria –
- Students who are already on one of the Safe Opportunities programmes.
- Students 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 offer places for more students than we have the staff or resources to support and 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 our support staff informed if a place on the programme is likely to be available for the student.
The Safe Opportunities team are committed to ensuring all of our students achieve their potential in both the work placement opportunities but also within the education element of the programme. Our qualified teachers support students to gain qualifications in Functional Skills English and Maths Open Awards alongside our Co Ordinator team supporting students to achieve vocational Aim Award qualifications.
We encourage parents/guardians, schools and professionals to contact us with any enquiries about any of our programmes by emailing - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe Opportunities are currently awaiting an Ofsted inspection which will be made accessible on the website for anyone to view upon completion.
Key policies and useful information
Below are some of Safe Opportunities key policies:
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.