Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is committed to the vital contribution all Governors, teaching and non teaching staff make to safeguarding and the protection and welfare of children and young people. We aim to ensure that all child protection and welfare concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways that support the specific needs of the individual child. Through providing a caring, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of all our students, we aim to foster an atmosphere of trust, respect and security.

A copy of the Academy's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be downloaded from this page.

A copy of the Academy's e-Safety Policy can be downloaded from this page.

The Student Support Centre (SSC) which forms part of the Student Services Faculty provides the central provision for student welfare within the Academy.

Ms Katherine Cumberbatch (Principal) - Academy Lead Designated Child Protection Officer

Deputy Safeguarding Officers -

Kaye Keevill - Academy Welfare Manager/ Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Tim Allman - Assistant Principal Safeguarding/SEN/LAC & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hugh Chandler - Head of sixth form and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Janet Cusick - Attendance & Welfare Officer

Teresa Day - Medical & Student services officer

Useful Links and Resources

Advice and support

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust
National Personal Safety Day
Domestic Violence Support - The Hideout 
NSPCC & ChildLine resources
The ChildLine School Service
Young Minds
Educate Against The Hate


Online Safety

CEOP Police
Thinkuknow 11-13
Thinkuknow 14+





Sex and relationships

NHS Live Well


Talk To Frank


Although the Academy teaches students e-Safety as part of the ICT curriculum, it is vital that parents/carers are aware of the risks too and what you can do to develop a culture of e-Safety in the home.  There are some helpful resources for parents/carers below, which we encourage you to read in order to help your child stay safe online.


Exam Stress

Tests and exams can be a challenging part of school life for both student and parents. But there are ways to ease the stress. Gudies to coping with exam stress can be found at the bottom of this page

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