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11/09/20

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Congratulations Sadia from all . We wish you all the best. https://t.co/lbbdVPW1Fy

11/09/20

Congratulations to our Year 11’s who received prefect ties today https://t.co/OmjtVwfrXo

11/09/20

In case you missed our year 12 virtual parent information evening last night https://t.co/jjGDQX9prl

02/09/20

Year 7, we are ready for you! See you at 8am, we can’t wait to meet you

26/08/20

We hope our new Year 7s are looking forward to joining us next week. There is now an FAQ page on our website just for you! We are so looking forward to meeting you https://t.co/MnaINCciSe

13/08/20

Congratulations to Vanesa A* A* A and off to Cambridge University to read law can achieve https://t.co/CP1LSELRsT

13/08/20

Congratulations to Leonardo A* A* A and going on to read medicine at UCL https://t.co/VICuAUDc4p

13/08/20

In this unprecedented year we would like to congratulate our students on achieving so many outstanding Post 16 results!! ⁩ ⁦https://t.co/6iBLi64X1e

11/08/20

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Great to catch up with the and students at this mornings fixtures. 2/2 victories more importantly great to get back playing again. https://t.co/DXEav06orx

11/08/20

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Great to see students working hard and having fun at the summer camp. https://t.co/lgd1zJUlbZ

17/07/20

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Not the ending that we wanted. But still a magnificent year for sport . Stay safe and healthy this summer everyone and see you all back in September. https://t.co/fBwKJH8qdX

17/07/20

The HCACP Newsletter for July 2020 is now available https://t.co/R3KHwMHIP4 https://t.co/DbNA3sXNb6

16/07/20

Remember to check your school emails for the link to tomorrow live whole school assembly! Assembly starts at 12:30, See what faculty won the points trophy, sports day and attendance! Also which students will be taking home the JD vouchers! https://t.co/Zh6umwrdW3

10/07/20

Thank you to and for taking part in our virtual thematic day

10/07/20

Great session on Racial Literacy looking at the works of James Baldwin as part of our https://t.co/1MwkFVltyk

10/07/20

Great year 7 session on Decolonising the Curriculum looking at the work of Carolyn Mims Lawerence ⁦ https://t.co/IN3OrCKfgW

10/07/20

Today is virtual thematic day on Log onto your sessions Teams.

08/07/20

The faculty scores so far for Arts leading the charge but we are only just over half way. Still time for the other faculties to pull it back. https://t.co/OJpzKwu3mk

07/07/20

This terms thematic day is all about This Friday 10th July. https://t.co/575v0UdRpI

03/07/20

Thank you to all new Year 7s who attended our Virtual Induction Sessions today! There was a great turn out and you made fantastic contributions in the sessions, well done and thank you!

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Safeguarding

On this page, you will find the details of the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs) and what to do if you ever have a safeguarding concern about your child or any other child here at HCACP.

You will also find a number of links which will provide you with useful information about a range of safeguarding concerns and issues and this is updated on a regular basis.


The Safeguarding Team

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Katherine Cumberbatch - Principal Tim Allman - Vice Principal - DSL David Marillat - Senior Assistant Principal - DDSL
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Michael Williams - Head of Academy - DDSL Nicole Small - Academy Welfare Manager - DDSL Janet Cusick - Attendance Officer - DDSL
Andre Gordon    
Andre Gordon - Mentor - DDSL    

 

If you have any safeguarding concerns, you can call the Academy on 0208 771 2261 or via the email addresses below. In the first instance, please contact Tim Allman (DSL) or Nicole Small (DDSL).

Name Role Contact Details
Katherine Cumberbatch Principal CumberbatchK@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk
Nicole Small Academy Welfare Manager (DDSL) SmallN@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk
Kelly Lovegrove Vice Principal (DDSL) Lovegrovek@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk
Tim Allman Vice Principal / Director of Sixth Form / Designated Safeguarding Lead / Prevent Lead (DSL) Allmant@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk
Janet Cusick Attendance Officer (DDSL) CusickJ@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk
Andre Gordon Mentor (DDSL) gordona@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk
David Marillat Senior Assistant Principal (DDSL)

MarillatD@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk


Our safeguarding statement of intent

The Academy is committed to the vital contribution that all governors, staff and support staff make to safeguarding students. We aim to ensure that child protection 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.


Working to safeguard children

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.

We work closely with our Safer Schools Team (Metropolitan Police) and they act as a first point of contact between the Academy and the police.

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. Download the 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. Visit the NSPCC website for more information about preventing abuse.


Keeping children safe in education - government guidance

The government publishes statutory guidance for schools on keeping children safe in education settings. See the guidance for school and college staff.


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 www.nspcc.org.uk. Also available is the government guidance on the issues listed below via www.gov.uk


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.

In January 2018 the Department for Education issued new guidance on searching, screening and confiscation of electronic devices in school. Download the guidance here: Searching, screening and confiscation at school.


Other useful information and advice

www.getsafeonline.org – Free up-to-date security advice
www.ceop.police.uk – Website of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/professionals-online-safety-helpline - Resources for professionals working in the area of safeguarding with children and young people, but could also  be of interest to parents
Kidscape - Helping 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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