SAFEGUARDING AT HARRIS ACADEMY TOTTENHAM
The Academy Lead Designated Child Protection Officer is Paula Springfield (Student Welfare Manager)
The Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding and Student Welfare is Farida Momtaz.
The contact details are:
Telephone: 0203 772 4243
Working alongside us:
Melvin Hall – Assistant Principal in charge of Pastoral development, behaviour and Welfare
Kiehren Ingram – Pastoral Leader
Paula Springfield – Student Welfare Officer/Medical needs officer.
Colleen O’Keeffe – Educational Visits Officer
PC Steve Humphries – Safer School Officer.
James Fletcher – Health and Safety Officer.
Each Faculty leader also has a responsibility for the Safety and Well-being of the students within their House:
Sait Kacar – Turing House
Collen O’Keeffe – Pythagoras House
Andrew Johnson – Franklin House
Stacey Heath – Drew House
Samuel Tailby - Jemison House
However the protection and safeguarding of children is everyone’s responsibility. Colleagues (teaching and support staff), students, external agencies and our local community.
The SHARP system is a tool used to report any safeguarding or welfare concerns, in an anonymous way. The tool is monitored by staff at the Academy, and enables both students and families to report any concerns. Link
The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is: Sarah Roberts.
Haringey Local Safeguarding Children Board
2nd Floor, River Park House
225 High Road
London N22 8HQ
You can contact the LADO via email@example.com
You can also contact the Local Safeguarding Children Board at:
Enquiries: 020 8489 3145
Training: 020 8489 1470
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 Haringey Council Children's Services:
Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5pm; Friday 8.45am to 4.45pm: Tel: 020 8489 4470
Out of office hours, including weekends: Tel: 020 8489 0000
At Harris Academy Tottenham 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 Academy Tottenham 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.
Think you know! is a website created by the police for parents 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 may face
- what tools are there to help them keep safe.
Other useful websites include: