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Safeguarding is the process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in the circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.
Harper Green School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We work in partnership with parents and external agencies to ensure that the students achieve their full potential and positively contribute to their learning and the wider community.
There may be occasions when we may have concerns about a student, which may mean that we have to consult with external agencies. We follow the Department of Education Safeguarding guidance and work within their framework and good practice guidelines. We also have our own Safeguarding policy that is updated each year in line with current changes. Please see additional documents in support of our safeguarding practice below.
If you have concern for any member of the Harper Green Community, please contact the school and ask to speak to one of the Safeguarding team as identified on the poster above. If you have information that will help us better support your family or your child, please do the same. The school can also be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you concerned about your child?
If you have any safeguarding concerns, please report them to your child’s Pastoral Coordinator.
Department of Education Publications and websites
- Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021
- Working Together to Keep Children Safe
- Prevent Protecting Children from Radicalisation
- Educate Against Hate
Home Office Publications
Parents Guide to Extremism and Radicalisation
Local Safeguarding Children Board
NSPCC Pokémon Go Guide
The NSPCC have created a useful guide for parents on how to keep your children safe while playing the latest mobile phone game craze, Pokémon Go.
Please follow the link below if you wish to learn more about this:
Vodafone Digital Parenting Guide
Please click on the links below to download the Vodafone Digital Parenting Guides and. All these documents contain useful guidelines for parents however they are not endorsed by Harper Green School.
Spot The Signs
A useful guide to spotting the signs of exploitation.
Keeping your child safe from ‘Sexting’ Guide
A useful guide for parents on how to keep your children safe from sexting. Please follow the link below if you wish to learn more about this.
Other useful websites
- Help Us Stop Child Sexual Exploitation
- Barnardos Sexual Exploitation Guidance
- NSPCC Fighting for Childhood
- Childline Unhealthy Relationships
- Childline School, College and Work Guidance