The Academy is committed to the vital contribution all Governors and staff can make to safeguarding children. We will strive to make sure that every student in the Academy feels secure, well cared for, and able to reach their full potential.
We will ensure all our own staff, other professionals, parents/carers and students work together to know the rules about keeping children safe. They will understand the importance of following procedures and listening to each other, especially when there are concerns about safety.
The Academy has a Safeguarding Working Party Group which meets to discuss Safeguarding within the Academy, helping develop current policy and practices, and ensuring that the voice of both students and staff helps shape the discussion.
The Academy will work hard to reduce all the kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries. If you have any concerns at all about the safety or welfare of a child please do not hesitate to contact us.
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Ms Y. Ahmad – 0208 662 6605 (Y.Ahmad@harrisbeckenham.org.uk)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officers:
For a photograph of each DSL, please click on their name.
Attendance Officer - Mrs S. Faikoglu - 0208 662 6664 (S.Faikoglu@harrisbeckenham.org.uk)
Academies Attendance & Welfare Manager - Mrs R. Halka - 0208 662 6629 (Rebecca.Halka@harrisfederation.org.uk)
Academies Attendance & Welfare Officer - Ms A. Rhamanohar (A.Rhamanohar@harrisbeckenham.org.uk)
- Ms M. Amos (Pastoral Manager)
- Ms J. Day
Learning Mentor - Ms M. Marquis-Wood
Health and Safety Officer(s) - Mr J. Wallis and Ms A. O'Donnell
If contact with the Principal or Safeguarding Officer cannot be made, reports can be made to the Harris Federation Secondary Education Director, Ms Carolyn English via 0208 253 7777.
A whistleblowing helpline is available from the NSPCC - 0800 028 02825.
Keeping Children Safe Online:
We use the PSHE and assembly programme to deliver comprehensive guidance and advice to our students about how to keep themselves safe on line.
In addition, we will be inviting in external expert guest speakers to offer workshops and presentations to further support students in understanding how to protect themselves.
We also are extending this training and guidance to our parents, offering training and guidance on information evenings, written communications, Parent Forum Meetings, and through our Academy Website.
To access our latest Parent Forum Presentation on E-Safety & Youth Mental Health, please click here
To access our Academy Parent E-Safety Presentation, please click here
To download a free poster, 'Be Smart on the Internet,' please click here.
Useful Parent/Carer Links:
- You. Your Friends. The Internet - Keeping yourselves safe, keeping the internet fun.
- 'Sex, Relationships, The Internet - Three things that get a little bit complicated.'
- Protecting your children from online abuse (this includes a useful short interactive video)
- New Films: Nude Selfies - What Parents and Carers need to know:
- Parent Info - From CEOP and Parent Zone - 'The 5 digital parenting rules that REALLY matter.'
- Parent Info - From CEOP and Parent Zone - 'Setting Safety and Privacy settings for Social Media Apps.'
- The Good Online Gaming Guide:
- Online Safety - NSPCC
- A Parent's Guide to Social Networks - NSPCC:
- Share Aware - NSPCC:
- Sexting - NSPCC:
- Playing Games Online - NSPCC:
- 12 Questions answered about parenting in the digital age - NSPCC
- Get Safe Online