The safety and well-being of the children at Harrington Hill Primary School is our first priority. Children cannot learn unless they feel happy and safe. We adhere to stringent Safeguarding procedures to protect the welfare of all the children who come here.
We are committed to:-
*Establishing an ethos in which children feel secure, valued and confident of being listened to.
*Giving children the confidence to talk to adults in the school about abuse and to make disclosures to them.
*Establishing relationships with parents that build on an understanding of the school’s responsibility to protect children (and recognition that this may sometimes require referral of individual children to other child protection agencies).
*Establishing appropriate expectations of interpersonal behaviour; and developing strategies to help children to protect themselves.
*Providing training for staff in recognising signs, symptoms and behaviour which are symptomatic of abuse and in responding appropriately.
*Establishing good procedures and practices in relation to record keeping.
It is the moral and legal duty of all adults in charge of children to be ready to protect children in danger from abuse. Education staff have a responsibility to observe, monitor and refer suspected abuse. Any member of staff suspecting child abuse or neglect must refer their suspicions to the Designated Safeguarding Lead officers or Head of School, who will then refer to the local Social Care Team if appropriate. It is important that staff are aware that many more children experience abuse than are registered as requiring protection. It is therefore essential that school staff are vigilant in identifying abuse. School staff have regular training opportunities to ensure that they are kept up to date with current policies and procedures.
Please download our Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy below in full to read more.
*(The updated Safeguarding Policy that has been revised in line with KCSiE September 2016 guidance, will be agreed and ratified at the next Governor's meeting on Tuesday 11th October. )
As a school, we have a legal duty to prevent extremism -safeguard children from extremist ideology; to safeguard children at risk of sexual exploitation; and safeguard children at risk of abuse through female genital mutilation. As well as following our policy, we are adopting the guidance of the 'London Safeguarding Children Board'.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead;
Kirstie Barrett– Head of School
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead officers:
Kirstie Barrett – Head of School
Holly Carmichael - Deputy Headteacher
Julia Davis - Assistant Headteacher
Peter Brodie – Pastoral Lead
The Designated Safeguarding Governor - June Stevenson
If you are concerned about the welfare of any pupil in the school then please arrange an appointment to speak to: Kirstie Barrett (Head of School), Holly Carmichael (Deputy Headteacher) or Julia Davis (Deputy Headteacher).
Or if you have a concern about a child that lives in Hackney, you can contact the First Response Team directly during office hours Monday -Friday 9am -5pm. (0208 356 5500)