Hatch End High School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that students have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any student in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
All Harrow schools, including Hatch End High School, follow the Harrow Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school’s Safeguarding & Child Protection and Safer Recruitment policies are available on request from the Headteacher’s office or can be viewed on the school website.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm - safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment, safe from radicalisation - and that we all feel safe in our environment.
If your child is ever concerned about safety or well-being or about a friend, they should talk to someone such as a parent, a member of staff at school, including our dedicated Safeguarding and Pastoral Team, Head of Years and Year Team Assistants.
Talking helps, and if these people agree there is a problem, they will find other people to help - the designated Staff for Child Protection are Ms Cozens, Mr Firth, Ms Banfield and Ms Dunford. They will then work together with other people to address the problems and ensure everyone is safe.