Safeguarding at Harborne Academy
Harborne Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is our policy that all visitors to the site are issued with our safeguarding procedure. All new staff receive safeguarding training as part of their induction programme and all staff have regular safeguarding training and updates through the academic year.
As a school we have robust safeguarding processes and procedures in place to which all staff are trained to adhere. Our safeguarding procedure is detailed in our policy, in the staff handbook and on posters displayed in offices and classrooms. Any adult that has a concern about a child’s safety or wellbeing should report their concern using this procedure. The procedure also details how to deal with a disclosure from a child. The Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead will then deal with the concern through the relevant channels.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such an action would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is: Mrs Sarah Ross (Deputy Head Teacher)
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are: Mr Kevin Keelan (Assistant Head Teacher), Mr Gregory Caines (Assistant Head Teacher), Mrs Martina Conlon (Pastoral Manager) and Mr Valentine Tyser (Student Manager, Year 8)
Our Safeguarding Governor is: Ms Sue Woodward
Our Data Protection Officer is: Ms Kathy Yagodich
A copy of our Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Procedure are available for download below.