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The safety and welfare of our girls is of paramount importance at HAB. All staff members receive extensive training in this and the girls’ curriculum covers a variety of safety and wellbeing topics.
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.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Rebecca Iles-Smith.
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Elizabeth Magee, Lyndsay Harris, Elizabeth Nuttall, Daisy Mitchell-Rose, Elif Karadal and Joseph Sparks.
The Prevent lead employed by the Academy is Lyndsay Harris, working with PC Dominic Williams (Safer London Schools Officer), who will be involved in any Prevent referral received and made.
The year group assistant heads are:
Year 7: Mr Joseph Sparks
Year 8: Elif Karadal
Year 9: Nazmin Rahman
Year 10: Daisy Mitchell-Rose
Year 11: Elizabeth Nuttall
If you wish to raise any concerns about a student, you should contact one of the above people or contact the Academy on 020 7237 9316 or email HABreception@harrisbermondsey.org.uk
The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is: Eva Simcock, Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), Southwark Council.
If you would like to know more information generally regarding the safeguarding of young people in schools, you may find the following information useful.
Staying safe online
Visit our Staying Safe Online page for lots of information about how we inform and educate our students and how parents can help too. There are useful videos to watch and links to other websites and sources of helpful information too.
What is a Money Mule?
Being a 'money mule' is when you allow other people access to your bank account, and it can land you in prison.
- You may be contacted as part of a job scam or through social media and asked to transfer money, allow access or open up a new bank account.
- The money may have been stolen or have come from illegal activities and you are being used to hide it.
- This could result in a conviction and up to 14 years in prison affecting job prospects, travel restrictions and access to money.
"How do I avoid it?"
Do not allow anyone access to your bank account, it is for your use only. Decline any requests for money transfers unless you can be sure of the reason and where the money is from. Report any suspicious requests to Action Fraud online at www.actionfraud.police.uk or telephone 0300 123 2040.
ParentInfo is a regularly updated feed of expert information, advice and sources of support for parents on a whole range of parenting themes - the emphasis being on helping parents and carers develop their children's resilience to the risks and pressures they face in today's world. View the ParentInfo page at http://parentinfo.org/ or read their latest articles on relevant topics at http://parentinfo.org/articles/all
Safer Schools Partnership
Meet PC Dominic Williams, Safer Schools Police Officer for Harris Academy Bermondsey.
There are now over 450 Safer School Partnerships operating throughout England and Wales, with police officers and community support officers based in schools to work closely with staff and students.
PC Dominic Williams has been working with us for a number of years and is a familiar, trusted face around the school - working closely with students on issues that affect their lives both inside and outside of the Academy.
Please see our policies on data protection below. A letter about data protection was sent to all parents on 15 May 2018 and can also be downloaded from our letters home page.