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 2018) 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 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 Kate Richardson
  • Michelle Barton is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead
  • Helen Rees and Phil Allan are Deputy Safeguarding leads
  • John Spring is the E-ACT regional safeguarding lead
Kate Richardson
Child Protection Lead
Michelle Barton
Deputy Child Protection
Helen Rees
Acting Deputy Child Protection
Phil Allan
Acting Deputy Child Protection
John Spring
Regional Child Protection Lead

Safeguarding Mini-Leads for specific subjects:

Prevent (Single Point Of Contact): Kate Richardson
Female Genital Mutilation: Michelle Barton
Child Sexual Exploitation: Michelle Barton
Mental Health: Sharon & Dan Jones
Children Missing in Education: Michelle Barton
Online Safety: Melanie Brewer and Lakmini Harkus
Equality, diversity and Inclusion:  Helen Rees

Other Identified Leads:

First Aid Lead – Michelle Spicer
Individual Health Care Plan Lead – Dan Jones
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:


Keeping Children Safe In education

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy


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 childrens’ 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.


Bristol Safeguarding Children Board













Domestic Abuse














Mental Health

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:









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