About Us / Safeguarding & Student Welfare

Governor’s and staff at Hurstmere School are committed to the safeguarding of the  young people within our community,  through an ethos built on  care, positivity and safety within a stimulating environment , which promotes the holistic development and wellbeing of every pupil.
  
We at Hurstmere accept and recognise our responsibilities to challenge where necessary, but also develop awareness of the issues which cause children harm and we will work actively with other agencies to promote the welfare of our pupils.

For pupils: If you need help over the Christmas holidays when the school is closed, Kooth can help with anything, including bullying, family, loneliness, social media, stress, relationships, body image. You can use the chat and messaging service to contact a counsellor from midday to 10pm on Monday's to Friday's and 6pm to 10pm on a Saturdays and Sundays. The website has lots of information and advice and can be accessed 24/7. Contact them at www.Kooth.com.  

Young Minds has a Crisis Messenger service which provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. You can access the text-message based service by texting YM to 85258. 

You can speak to a counsellor at Childline on 0800 1111 or via 1-2-1 chat between 7.30 am and 3.30am every day. Their website also has lots of information and advice.

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For non-urgent enquiries please email the Hurstmere Safeguarding Team on safeguarding@hurstmere.org.uk

For pupils:  We understand that at times it is difficult to speak to someone about how you are feeling or if you have concerns about a peer. If this is the case you can contact the Safeguarding Team herehereforyou@hurstmere.org.uk 

You can also get help and advice here

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The latest COVID-19 resources are now available on the S.H.I.E.L.D. website: 

COVID-19 resources for children, professionals and families


Our Safeguarding Team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs A. Harvey

Safeguarding Officer: Ms L Parsons

Inclusion Manager: Mr J Beament

Inclusion Assistant : Ms M Faurie

Safeguarding Governor: Mrs E Allen

Please see below for safeguarding Information and advice.  Additional information can also be found on the Bexley Borough's Local Safeguarding Children's Board website