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End of a great week. All students making up the mountain and progressed amazingly. A big thank you to for a fantastic week


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The final night! A traditional meal followed by some Croatian folk dancing 💃🎉


And it’s snowing .... Ski Trip 2019


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Zadar’s best dancefloor! 💃


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The group photo you have all been waiting for! Getting ready for a day of rafting 🐳


Ski 2019


Great day with groups progressing up the mountain ski2019


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Serving caving REALNESS 💅


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Congratulations to the U16 football team on their 2-0 victory against in the cup semi final. They now join the Yr7s and Yr10s in the cup finals to be played first week back after Easter.


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We have landed! 🎉🎉


First day on the slopes, all students getting on fantastically well


Ski Trip - our first lesson and there is a lot of snow!


Ski trip 2019 have all arrived


On our way - Ski Tour 2019


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Thanks to everyone who attended our amazing Performing Arts Evening. A few of the acts pictured below.


The HCACP Easter Newsletter is available now from the following link


Thanks to everyone who attended our amazing Performing Arts Evening. A few of the acts pictured below.


Don't forget our amazing Performing Arts Evening today 6-7pm in the drama hall. An evening celebrating all that is great about HCACP performing arts.


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Huge congratulations to for winning the U13M AND U15M Respect The Games Award. They were nominated for showing determination throughout the competition and shaking hands with competitors post-game.


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What a day for both the U13 girls and U15 boys handball finals at the today. Boys pick up a 🥈and girls a 🥉. Well done to everyone involved today!

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Keeping young people safe is our priority
To ensure that all students are safe, we work in conjunction with partnership agencies, staff, parents, visitors and members of the community to support our safeguarding procedures. We take our responsibilities for safeguarding children in our care seriously.  Many students have expressed their appreciation of the amount of support that the school has given them.

HCACP recognises the difficulties that young people and their families face in today’s society every day. We are committed to offering equal opportunities and support to all of our students.

The school runs activities and workshops to raise awareness during the school year to support students’ understanding and management of potentially unsafe or concerning situations including bullying, online safety and other specific safeguarding issues that may arise.

Support and mentoring schemes are made available to students to equip them with the required tools to make the right decisions and develop independence whilst keeping themselves safe by knowing how to access help when they need it.

Please see below the specific safeguarding concerns that could arise and some links to guide you


Child Missing from Education
At HCACP we have put in place appropriate safeguarding policies, procedures and responses for children who go missing from education, particularly for those with persistent absences.

All children, regardless of their circumstances, are entitled to a full time education which is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have. Local authorities have a duty to establish, as far as it is possible to do so, the identity of children of compulsory school age who are missing education in their area.

It is essential that all staff are made aware of the signs to look out for and the individual triggers to be aware of when considering the risks of potential safeguarding concerns such as travelling to conflict zones, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), forced marriage and criminal exploitation.
All schools must inform their Local Authority of any student who fails to attend school regularly, or has been absent without the school’s permission for a continuous period of 10 school days or more, at such intervals as are agreed between the school and the local authority.
Children missing education: statutory guidance for local authorities


Female Genital Mutilation
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs. It is illegal in the UK and a form of child abuse with long-lasting harmful consequences. Professionals in all agencies, and individuals and groups in relevant communities, need to be alert to the possibility of a girl being at risk of FGM, or already having suffered FGM.
Click here to download the FGM Booklet for Professionals and Families.


Child Sexual Exploitation
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) involves exploitative situations, contexts and relationships where young people receive something (for example food, accommodation, drugs, alcohol, gifts, money or in some cases simply affection) as a result of engaging in sexual activities. Sexual exploitation can take many forms ranging from the seemingly ‘consensual’ relationship where sex is exchanged for affection or gifts, to serious organised crime by gangs and groups. What marks out exploitation is an imbalance of power in the relationship. The perpetrator always holds some kind of power over the victim which increases as the exploitative relationship develops. Sexual exploitation involves varying degrees of coercion, intimidation or enticement, including unwanted pressure from peers to have sex, sexual bullying including cyber bullying and grooming. However, it is also important to recognise that some young people who are being sexually exploited do not exhibit any external signs of this abuse.


Keep Children Safe in Education September 2018
Keeping children safe in education: for school and college staff (part 1)


Specific Safeguarding Issues
Expert and professional organisations are best placed to provide up-to-date guidance and practical support on specific safeguarding issues. Please visit Also available is the government guidance on the issues listed below via


Online Safety

The Think You Know website is created by the police for parents of children 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 might face
  • what tools are there to help them stay safe.

Think You Know have also produced a Parent’s Guide to E-Safety and also the following booklets to provide parents/carers with helpful information on how to explore and monitor their children’s apps.

New DFE Guidance January 2018 - Searching, Screening and Confiscation at School (electronic devices)
Download the guidance here: Searching, screening and confiscation at school (DfE, January 2018)


Useful Websites to keep help you keep your children safe – Free up-to-date security advice – Website of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - an e-safety presentation from Child net International - resources for professionals working in the area of safeguarding with children and young people, but could be of interest to parents too
Kidscape - Child Safety Organisation Equip young people, parents and professionals with the skills to tackle bullying and safeguarding issues across the UK. 
Childline – ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. 
NSPCC – The leading children’s charity in the UK
Talk to Frank – Advice for young people

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