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 the rules about keeping children safe. They will understand the importance of following procedures and listening to each other, especially when there are concerns about safety.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Academy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Aisha Lone (Vice Principal)
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Matt Britt (Executive Principal)
Rebecca Southern (Family Worker)
Vikki Melhuish (PA to Executive Principal)
The link Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection is Ian Brownhill
The Prevent lead is Matt Britt
The contact details are:
The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is: Mrs Rita Dada.
You can contact the LADO via LADO@bromley.gov.uk
London Borough of Bromley
Tel: 0208 461 7669
You can also contact the Local Safeguarding Children Board at:
What to do if you are worried about a child:
All children and young people have the right to live in safety, without emotional cruelty, neglect, violence, or sexual abuse.
If you are worried about the safety or welfare of a child please share your concerns so that someone can help.
If the child is in immediate danger then you should telephone emergency services on 999
If you have concerns that a child or young person under the age of 18 might be being harmed, please contact Bromley Council Children's Services:
Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5pm; Friday 8.45am to 4.45pm: Tel: 020 8461 7373
Out of office hours, including weekends: Tel: 0300 303 8671
Extremism and Radicalisation
In June 2014, the Prime Minister emphasised the important role that British values can play in education. Further, how well a school promotes such values is an aspect of Ofsted’s inspection process.
As well as actively promoting British values, the opposite also applies: we would actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views.
The British values we espouse are not unique to Britain. We acknowledge that they differ in no way from the values of the many countries and the cultural backgrounds represented by families at Harris Primary Academy Orpington.
We have a clear strategy to tackling extremism and acting early to address any issues of radicalisation. We are aware that some pupils and families may be vulnerable to radicalisation and follow the government's channel guidance (Attached as a key document to this page) as well as having a consistent approach to the teaching of values, which we term British Values, through our taught and extra-curricular curriculum offer. This is detailed in the British Values Policy which can also be found as an attached document on this page.
We work closely to ensure our Prevent approach identifies any pupils that may be in danger of radicalisation and to make referrals to the Bromley MASH service as with any other safeguarding concerns.
Children and young people spend a lot of time online – it can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun. But children do also face risks like cyberbullying or seeing content that's inappropriate. We teach e-safety as part of our curriculum, but it is important that parents understand the risks too.
Esafety is a responsibility of all staff, pupils and parents. If you need advice or have concerns click here to access the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Website.
Please take the time to visit the sites below to ensure that you know and understand how to keep your children safe at home.
Useful websites include: