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Safety at Events

The Get Ahead Partnership acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and education requirements.

We have developed this guidance to show clarity on the roles and responsibilities, before, during and after an event. 


Please note this is supplementary to the formal risk assessments, which are completed for each event and detailed below.  

We will:

  • Promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of young people.

  • Accommodate all entry requests to ensure maximum participation, unless at detriment to the event.

  • Contact schools at the earliest opportunity should an event be cancelled.


You will:

  • Enter events prior to the deadline to allow appropriate preparation.

  • Give a minimum of 48 hours’ notice if you wish to withdraw from an event.

  • Arrive at events on time and depart after the final presentation to show respect to all schools.

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Risk Assessments

We aim to make sure all events are as safe as they can be. Therefore, we have carried out risk assessments of all our events and competitions.  These can be used in conjunction with any additional risk assessments the school may need to carry out, such as transport to or from an event. 

It is important that schools understand what is their responsibility to keep everyone safe.  

Risk assessment documents can be found by clicking the link below and selecting the relevant event.  

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