At Harris Academy St John's Wood the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, Governors, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our students.
- Safeguarding legislation and Government Guidance says that safeguarding means:
- Protecting children and learners from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of children’s and learners’ health or development
- Ensuring that children and learners are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Undertaking that role so as to enable those children and learners to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.
Safeguarding at Harris Academy St John's Wood is a common thread that runs through all that we do, including child protection, health care plans, site security, safety in lessons, in the playground and on school trips, behaviour for learning, anti bullying and so much more.
We listen to our students and take seriously what they tell us. Our staff are trained in child protection and our students know who they can talk to if they have a concern. We have a team of trained Designated Officers and a Designated Safeguarding Lead. Our Safeguarding Team consists of:
|Designated Safeguarding Lead||Miss Celeste Fay|
|Deputy Safeguarding Lead||Ms Emma Stevens|
|Designated LAC and Child Protection Officer||Miss Celeste Fay|
|Child Protection Officers||
The school adheres to three DFE safeguarding documents
- Working Together to Safeguard Children 2016
- Keeping Children in Safe in Education 2016
- The Prevent Duty 2015
At Harris Academy St John's Wood our PREVENT duty means that our staff are trained to be able to identify students who may be vulnerable to radicalisation. Protecting students at from the risk of radicalisation is seen by HASJW as part of our statutory safeguarding duty whether these the risk comes from within the family or are the product of outside influences. Further details on PREVENT can be found in our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy or here in the “Educate against hate” Campaign .
If any member of the local community has concerns regarding the welfare or safety of a child or student please contact the schooland ask for a member of the Safeguarding Team. Alternatively you can contact:
Call: 0808 800 5000
Call: 0800 1111
Other useful sites:
Sex and relationships
The online world is becoming vaster with young people using social media sites and the internet, to explore opportunities for learning and creativity. However, while the internet is a great resource, as always, there are risks and dangers that every student should be aware of to help protect themselves and be safe online. The Academy teaches e-safety via our PSHE curriculum, but you may also find the below resources useful.
- Keeping your child safe online - a checklist for parents and carers
- Cyberbullying - what it is and what to do about it
- Accessing inappropriate websites
- Facebook - parents' guide
- Online grooming - the risks children face online
You'll also find a wealth of additional information on the Think You Know website which was 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.
Although the Academy teaches students e-safety, 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.
Below has some helpful resources for parents/carers that will enable you to help your child stay safe online.
www.thinkuknow.co.uk - Created by the police for parents of children at secondary school.
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.saferinternetday.org - a day that is used to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, but they also provide year round training days
https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-council-for-child-internet-safety-ukccis - The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)
http://parentinfo.org/article/the-5-digital-parenting-rules-that-really-matter - Parent Info - From CEOP and Parent Zone - 'The 5 digital parenting rules that REALLY matter.'
http://parentinfo.org/article/setting-safety-and-privacy-settings-for-social-media-apps - Parent Info - From CEOP and Parent Zone - 'Setting Safety and Privacy settings for Social Media Apps.'
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ - Online Safety - NSPCC
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/sexting/ - Sexting - NSPCC
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/ - Share Aware - NSPCC
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/questions-parenting-digital-age/ - 12 Questions answered about parenting in the digital age - NSPCC
https://www.getsafeonline.org/ - Get Safe Online
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ - CEOP Educate against hate