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Named Contacts for Safeguarding and Child Protection at Haggerston School (September 2017)

  • Designated Safeguarding Officer (Deputies):
    • Thomas Paddy – Assistant to Head of Lower School
    • Mark Barnett – Assistant to Head of Upper School
    • Sheila Tagoe – Assistant to Head of Sixth Form
  • First Access and Assessment Team Hackney (FAST)   Telephone: 0208 356 5500

 

Child Protection Policy Statement

Haggerston School takes very seriously its duty towards all its pupils who have been entrusted to its care and seeks to provide a school environment where all children are safe, secure, valued, respected, and listened to.

Haggerston School believes that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, by a commitment to practice that protects them.

We recognise that:

  • The welfare of the child is paramount
  • All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious
  • belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.  This policy applies to all children and young people.
  • Working in partnership with children, young people, their parents and carers
  • and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.

What happens when the school has a concern:

  • Staff complete a safeguarding concern form and send to the Designated Safeguarding lead.
  • Information on the form is shared with families and children’s social care, where appropriate.
  • When referrals are made to children’s social care they will review whether the concern meets the threshold for ‘early help’ or whether statutory assessment needs to commence.

 

Early Help Pathways

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013) sets out a clear expectation that local agencies will work together and collaborate to identify those children with additional needs and provide support as soon as a problem emerges. Providing early help is far more effective in promoting the welfare of children – and keeping them safe – than reacting later, when any problems, for example neglect, may have become more entrenched. The importance of using a child centred approach in following the child’s journey is also emphasised. All services which are provided must be based on a clear understanding of the needs and the views of the individual child in their family and community context. Details of the services available and how they can be accessed are available online at:

Web: https://hackney.gov.uk/support-groups-children

Email: familysupportservice@hackney.gov.uk

Telephone: 0208 356 5209

 

Forensic Monitor:

At Haggerston School we use an ICT software filtering system that alerts the Designated Safeguarding Lead to any use of ICT that may represent a concern for a young person.

The school reviews each report that is sent to the school, and follows the safeguarding procedures where a school has a concern about a young person.

Please read our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2016 below:

Child Protection and Safeguarding – July 2016

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