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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Safeguarding

This page lists our designated safeguarding officers and also contains information about, for example, e-safety and our Safer Schools Partnership. Our child safeguarding policy can be downloaded at the bottom on this page.

Harris Garrard Academy is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

The academy is committed to the vital contribution that all governors and staff (including support staff) make to safeguarding children. We aim to ensure that child protection concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways that support the specific needs of the individual child.

By 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 vision

Our vision is very clear and has safeguarding at its CORE.

  • Everyone succeeds and achieves their potential regardless of any personal characteristics. Background does NOT determine outcomes.
  • We are all equal all of the time and treat people with the respect they deserve. We are not afraid to make mistakes as we see this as part of our learning journey.
  • We aim for our students to leave our academy with the ‘Master Key’ that will unlock any door for them in the future. This will allow them to become successful and caring citizens, whilst upholding the values that they have learnt through their educational journey with us.
  • We are stronger as a team than a group of individuals and can change anything collectively that we put our mind to, whilst also being able to critically reflect on our actions.
  • We aim to provide a rounded education that ensures our students grow holistically through developing resilience, tolerance and humanity.

The academy philosophy, vision and expectation on safeguarding is very clear. Every person connected with the academy has a personal responsibility for the highest standards of safeguarding of our students. It doesn’t matter how you are connected to the academy, as part of our community we all have a responsibility for safeguarding our students. The following groups all have equal responsibility for ensuring the highest standards of safeguarding:

1.     All academy staff

2.     All academy students

3.     All academy parents/carers

4.     All external agencies that engage with the academy and young people

5.     All members of our local community


Harris Garrard Academy Safeguarding Team 2017-18

At Harris Garrard Academy we have designated child protection/Prevent duty lead and safeguarding officers who you can contact if you have any questions or concerns relating to either child protection or safeguarding.

Staff

Role

Email

Accreditation

 

Christopher Everitt

 

Executive Principal

 

c.everitt@harrisgarrard.org.uk

 

 

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent Duty Advanced

Child Sexual Exploitation Accredited Training

EVC Accredited by Judicium

Advanced WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) training

Critical Incident Training with the Metropolitan Police

 

Sergeant Alison Bateman

 

Safer Schools Police Liaison Officer

 

Alison.Bateman@met.pnn.police.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Mental Health Awareness & Safeguarding Training (MAST)

Child Abuse through Faith and/or belief (includes FGM)

Child Sexual Exploitation

Forced Marriage and Honour Violence

Hate Crime

Domestic Violence

Transgender Awareness Training

Prevent  & Channel (Terrorism and Radicalisation)

Advanced WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) Training

Critical Incident Training with the Metropolitan Police

MAST (Mental Health) Training

Richard Carey

Vice Principal

Designated Lead

Prevent Duty Lead

r.carey@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent Duty Standard

Prevent Duty Advanced

Child Sexual Exploitation Accredited Training

Advanced WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) training

Critical Incident Training with the Metropolitan Police

 

Mark Cleave

 

Vice Principal

Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

m.cleave@harrisgarrard.org.uk

 

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child sexual exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

Team teach positive handling

Safer recruitment training

WRAP (Prevent) training

 

Fiona Clark

 

Assistant Principal

DDSL

 

f.clark@harrisgarrard.org.uk

 

Safeguarding training

for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Safer recruitment training 

 

 

 

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

WRAP (Prevent) training

Approach training for positive handling

 

Julie McMahon

 

Welfare Officer

DDSL

 

j.mcmahon@harrisgarrard.org.uk

 

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

WRAP (Prevent) training

Diploma in social work with children and families 2009

Life after suicide awareness

Eating Disorders awareness

Self Harm awareness

Looked After Children Update Training

How to support young people in care

Bexley safeguarding Champion

DT forum deputy chair

 

Lisa Dyer

 

Behaviour for Learning Lead

 

l.dyer@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

Team Teach Positive handling

First aid at work

 

Nicola Smith

 

Behaviour for Learning Lead

 

n.smith@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

Approach training positive handling

First aid at work

Child neglect accredited training

 

Kim Rigby

 

Behaviour for Learning Lead

 

k.rigby@harrisgarrard.org.uk

 

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

Draw and talk

Approach training positive handling

First aid at work 

 

Jacqui Hart

 

Behaviour for Learning Lead

 

j.hart@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

Approach training positive handling

First aid at work 

 

Marie Barrett

 

 

Attendance Officer

 

m.barrett@harrisgarrard.org.uk

 

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

 

Maggie Dunne

 

Head of Primary

 

m.dunne@harrisgarrard.org.uk

 

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

 

Honufa Begum

 

Assistant Principal Primary

DDSL

 

h.begum@harrisgarrard.org.uk

 

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

Safer recruitment training

 

Claire Allen

 

Assistant Principal Primary

DDSL

 

c.allen@harrisgarrard.org.uk

 

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

Safer recruitment training

 

Bruce Purchase

 

Learning Mentor Primary

 

b.purchase@harrisgarrard.org.uk

 

Safeguarding training for Designated Leads

Prevent duty accredited training

Female Genital Mutilation accredited training

Use of reasonable force accredited training

Child Sexual Exploitation accredited training

Online safety accredited training

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) at Bexley Council is James McMillan james.mcmillan@bexley.gov.uk. There is a duty system and one of the CP Coordinators in Quality Assurance Unit is on duty each day to deal with LADO issues. LADO direct dial 0203 045 5543. LADO admin 0203 045 5645.


Behaviour for learning leaders

Lisa Dyer l.dyer@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Nicola Smith n.smith@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Kim Rigby k.rigby@harrisgarrard.org.uk

Jacqui Hart j.hart@harrisgarrard.org.uk


Medical, health and safety and attendance officers

The medical needs officer is Mark Cleave m.cleave@harrisgarrard.org.uk

The health and safety officer is Paul Townley p.townley@harrisgarrard.org.uk  

The attendance officer is Maria Barrett m.barrett@harrisgarrard.org.uk


E-safety

Although the academy teaches students e-safety as part of the curriculum, it is vital that parents are aware of the risks too, and what they can do to develop a culture of e-safety in the home. This page has some helpful resources for parents that will enable you to help your child stay safe online.

If you have any concerns about your child's e-safety, there is always someone at the academy who is available to talk to you. Simply call the school and ask for our Safeguarding Officer, Julie McMahon, or speak to any member of staff.

The online world is a wonderful place for young people to explore, with unprecedented opportunities for learning and creativity. But just like the real world there are risks and dangers they should be aware of, and which we can act to protect them from.

As an academy we teach students how to stay safe online. But it is also vital that parents are aware of the risks and what they can do to develop a culture of e-safety in the home. However, it can be hard to have the confidence and knowledge to know how best to support your child. That's where the resources on this page can help. Remember, if you have any concerns about your child's e-safety you can contact the academy at any time. Our e-safety policy can be found below.

Useful resources

www.thinkuknow.co.uk – The Think You Know website is created by the police for parents of children at secondary school. It contains useful information about what children are doing online, how to talk to children about what they are doing online, what risks your child might face, what tools are there to help them stay safe.

www.childnet.com – Visit the ‘Know It All’ Section for an interactive guide about online safety

www.getsafeonline.org – Free up-to-date security advice

www.cybermentors.org.uk – Online support for children

www.ceop.police.uk – Website of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

www.bbc.co.uk/onlinesafety – guidance about how to make the most of being online while staying safe.

www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware - the NSPCC has launched the Share Aware campaign which provides straightforward advice to parents on how to keep their 8-12-year-olds safe on social networks

www.childnet.com/resources/know-it-all-for-parents/kiafp-cd - an e-safety presentation from Childnet International

www.parentzone.org.uk is a regularly updated feed of expert information, advice and sources of support for parents on a whole range of parenting themes - the emphasis being on helping parents and carers develop their children's resilience to the risks and pressures they face in today's world.


Visiting Speakers to the Academy

Harris Garrard Academy utilises the expertise of a wide range of guest speakers, lecturers, authors and visitors to enrich and augment the curriculum and learning opportunities of our students. 

However, the safeguarding of our students is at the forefront of everything we do.  To ensure that guests and visitors’ information is in line with our own values and ethos the Academy completes a rigorous process of checks.  By completing these checks, the Academy is confident that we are protecting our students from extremist views such as radicalisation and homophobia while enjoying the wide benefits of external speakers. All visitors to the academy are expected to follow the Visitors' Code of Conduct.


Radicalisation and Extremism

The academy believes and actively supports the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. Read more about how we approach Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education, including radicalisation and extremism.


Harris Garrard Academy and the Prevent Duty

The academy has a designated, accredited Prevent Duty Lead. The Prevent duty has two specific strategic objectives to safeguard our students against radicalisation, extremism and any actions or beliefs that are contrary to British values and our academy ethos.

1.      Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those who promote it.

2.      Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support.

Our academy opposes all form of extremism. We define ‘extremism’ as vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.


Harris Garrard Academy and “Channel”

The academy will work closely with the counter-terrorism referral programme “Channel”. The programme uses a multi-agency approach to identify and provide support to individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism by:

  • identifying individuals at risk
  • assessing the nature and extent of that risk                           
  • developing the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned.

What is a Money Mule?

More young people across the UK are being approached by criminals who want to use their bank accounts or pin numbers for criminal purposes. This is called being a ‘money mule’. A ‘mule account’ is used to hide money that comes from illegal activities. The young person may be asked to transfer money, allow access to their account or open up a new one. Sometimes criminals will try and force young people to become mules or they might offer financial incentives such as cash or mobile phone credit.

We need your support to help educate young people around this issue. Has your child been approached or asked for their bank account to be used? Check any bank statements. Is there money going in and out that cannot be accounted for? Ask questions if you are unsure about anything.

Bank accounts are private and must only be used by the account holder.  Any misuse could not only be criminal but could cause serious credit issues for the account holder. Police are working in partnership with many schools across London to combat this issue. If you have any concerns, speak to your Safer Schools Police Officer (see below) and/or Action Fraud (www.actionfraud.police.uk) on 0300 123 2040.


Safer Schools Partnership

Sergeant Alison Bateman is our Safer Schools Police Officer. There are now over 450 Safer School Partnerships operating throughout England and Wales, with police officers and community support officers based in schools to work closely with staff and students. Sergeant Bateman can be contacted by email at Alison.Bateman@met.pnn.police.uk.

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