Feeling Safe & Getting Support
The safety and welfare of students is paramount at the academy. At Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley, we have designated child protection and safeguarding officers who you can contact if you have any questions or concerns relating to either child protection or safeguarding.
Designated Safeguarding Lead & Prevent Lead: Mrs Rebecca Halka, Assistant Principal R.firstname.lastname@example.org / 07720 341925
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Ms Mya Kirrage M.email@example.com / 07761 786174
Student Support Services Officer: Mrs Mary Bower firstname.lastname@example.org
Designated staff member to support students with medical needs: Mrs Beverley Lamarque email@example.com
Designated teacher responsible for Looked After Children: Mrs Rebecca Halka firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of PSHCE: Ms Charley Hasim email@example.com
SENCO: Ms G San Hose Sanz G.SanJoseSanz@harrisbromley.org.uk
Academy Attendance Officer: Mrs Nicola Saunders firstname.lastname@example.org
Behaviour Manager: Mrs Beverley Lamarque email@example.com
We will strive to make sure that every student in the Academy feels secure, well cared for, and able to reach their full potential. The Academy has created a culture within which student voice is a high priority and values itself as a listening school.
If there is anything you or your friend needs support with, or if there is something you wish to share with the safeguarding team – you can do so in confidence here: Feeling Safe at HGABR.
We aim to ensure that all safeguarding and welfare concerns or referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways that support the specific needs of the individual student. 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.
Sources of help and advice
- Childline is a one stop shop for advice on bullying, online safety, friendships, feelings, homelife or anything that is on your mind: https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/
- Kooth is an online mental health community, you can access counselling support here: https://www.kooth.com/
- Kidscape is online help and advice with regards to bullying: https://www.kidscape.org.uk/
- Talk to Frank – online advice and honest information with regards to drugs https://www.talktofrank.com/
- Brook is a great place for useful information on sex, relationships and contraception https://www.brook.org.uk/
The Academy will work hard to reduce all the kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries. If you have any concerns at all about the safety or welfare of a child please do not hesitate to contact us. If you want further information on student welfare or how to support your daughter then please visit our safeguarding page.
Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is downloadable from our Safeguarding page.
The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), Lead for Education Safeguarding, Quality Assurance Unit
T: 0208 461 7669 or 0208 313 4325 (via the Bromley Safeguarding Children Board)
A whistleblowing helpline is available from the NSPCC - 0800 028 02825.
For concerns about an adult
For concerns about an adult, please contact the Principal, Mr S. Rigby, directly via Grazia Sgueglia on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0208 778 5917.
If your concern is about the Executive Principal or the Principal or you feel unable to approach either Mr Rigby or Mr Astin, then you can contact Rebecca Hickey, Secondary Director for the Harris Federation, on Rebecca.Hickey@harrisfederation.org.uk.
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). The LADO for Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley is Gemma Taylor and she can be contacted on LADO@bromley.gov.uk or telephone 020 8461 7669
A whistleblowing helpline is available from the NSPCC (tel 0800 028 02825).