Hareclive E-ACT Academy has a duty of care to keep all of our pupils safe, and adheres strictly to the Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2021) guidelines.
Safeguarding is a priority for everyone at the academy and it is important that all pupils and concerned adults feel they can ask for help or raise a concern at any time. Our open door policy means that our pupils can access the support and guidance that they need, at any time.
Our academy works in partnership with external agencies and professionals for specialised support when needed.
Please see our staying safe online page to read information to help make sure pupils are accessing the internet safely.
- The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Headteacher Katie Pingree
- Michelle Barton is Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead
- Helen Rees and Tania Aldersley are Deputy Safeguarding leads
- Owen Walters is the E-ACT regional safeguarding lead
Safeguarding Mini-Leads for specific subjects:
Prevent (Single Point Of Contact): Katie Pingree
Female Genital Mutilation: Michelle Barton
Child Sexual Exploitation: Michelle Barton
Mental Health and Young Carer: Ben Dedman
Children Missing in Education: Michelle Barton
Online Safety: Tania Aldersley
Equality, diversity and Inclusion: Helen Rees
Designated Teacher LAC/PLAC – Ben Dedman
Other Identified Leads:
First Aid Lead – Michelle Spicer
Individual Health Care Plan Lead – Ben Dedman / Michelle Spicer
Individual Health Care Plan Practitioner – Michelle Spicer
At Hareclive E-ACT Academy, safeguarding is an integral part of everything we do. If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child, please speak to a member of our safeguarding team (above). Our safeguarding expectations are lead by the guidance provided in the Keeping Children Safe in Education document. All staff have read and signed this agreement and it is prevalent in our safeguarding policies and practices. We also cover safeguarding topics and content through our e-safety esense curriculum. Please see the relevant documents below:
We teach children how to stay safe through regular assemblies, our jigsaw PSHE curriculum and our e-safety commitment.
We also have four academy safeguarding ambassadors who work alongside the headteacher to develop ways to ensure children’s safety both inside and outside of school.
The below links are some useful sites which also promote safety of children and may support you in knowing who to refer to when reporting a safeguarding incident. They will also show you ways to stay safe online and support you in keeping children safe where you have concerns about different kinds of abuse.
Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership
Bullying/Peer on Peer/Equality
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) / Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE)
Children Missing in Education (CME)
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Counter-Terrorism Website: Act Early
Children in Care (CiC)/Young Carers/Private Fostering
As an E-ACT Academy we are committed to improving mental health and wellbeing. We currently have 19 staff trained as Mental health First Aiders and will be training even more this year! We are always here to talk to and would be happy to meet with you to support you and your child, or signpost you to relevant services as appropriate. This website is also very helpful: