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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Academy Lead Designated Child Protection Officer is Emma Redman
The Deputy Designated Child Protection Officers are Sam French
The link Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection is Michael Wooderson
The Prevent lead is Sam French
The contact details are:
The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is: Mrs Rita Dada.
You can contact the LADO via LADO@bromley.gov.uk
London Borough of Bromley
Tel: 0208 461 7669
You can also contact the Local Safeguarding Children Board at:
What to do if you are worried about a child:
All children and young people have the right to live in safety, without emotional cruelty, neglect, violence, or sexual abuse.
If you are worried about the safety or welfare of a child please share your concerns so that someone can help.
If the child is in immediate danger then you should telephone emergency services on 999
If you have concerns that a child or young person under the age of 18 might be being harmed, please contact Bromley Council Children's Services:
Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5pm; Friday 8.45am to 4.45pm: Tel: 020 8461 7373
Out of office hours, including weekends: Tel: 0300 303 8671
At Harris Primary Academy Shortlands we have a designated Prevent Duty Lead. The Prevent duty has two specific objectives to safeguard our students against radicalisation, extremism, and any actions or beliefs that are contrary to British Values and our Academy ethos:
- Respond to the ideological challenge of terrorism and the threat we face from those that promote it.
- Prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure that they are given appropriate advice and support.
At Harris Primary Academy Shortlands we work alongside the counter-terrorism referral programme “Channel”. Channel is a programme which focuses on providing support at an early stage to people who are identified as being vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism. The programme uses a multi-agency approach to protect vulnerable people by:
- identifying individuals at risk
- assessing the nature and extent of that risk
- developing the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned.
Children and young people spend a lot of time online – it can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun. But children do also face risks like cyberbullying or seeing content that's inappropriate. We do teach e-safety as part of our curriculum, but it is important that parents understand the risks too.
We will run workshops for parents – but please take the time to visit the sites below to ensure that you know and understand how to keep your children safe at home.
Useful websites include: