The Academy is committed to the vital contribution all Governors and staff can make to safeguarding children. We will strive to make sure that every student in the Academy feels secure, well cared for, and able to reach their full potential.
We will ensure all our own staff, other professionals, parents/carers and students work together to know and understand the rules about keeping children safe. They will understand the importance of following policies and procedures that safeguard children as well as listening to each other, especially when there are concerns regarding safety and medical needs.
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.
The Academy Designated Child Protection Leads are Mrs Gurvinder Bhogal and Ms Catherine Dunne
The Child Protection & Safeguarding Officers at Harris Aspire is Ms Jo Day, Ms Molly Whiston, Ms Sana Bokhari and Mr Sam Pugh
The member of the leadership team nominated to support students with medical needs is Ms Catherine Dunne
The Designated teacher responsible for supporting Looked after Children is Mrs Gurvinder Bhogal and Ms Catherine Dunne
The Academy Lead is Mr Andrew Barr
The Governor responsible for Safeguarding, Child protection and First Aid and Medicines is Mrs Sandra Miles
The contact details are:
Phone: 0203 370 9238
Croydon has a PREVENT Officer who leads on all safeguarding concerns relating to radicalisation and terrorism. The PREVENT Officer reports directly to the SO15 Anti-Terrorism unit where concerns have been raised. The PREVENT Officer can be contacted via e-mail Channel@croydon.gov.uk