About Us / Safeguarding & Pupil 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.


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

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


Hurstmere School works in partnership with The Metropolitan Police Safer Schools Partnership in order to keep young people safe, reduce crime and the fear of crime and improve behaviour in the school and the community. Our Safer Schools Police Officer is PC Jackie Rose.

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For Pupils

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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 here. hereforyou@hursmere.org.uk




If you need help, 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. To find out more click here

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.

Remove a nude image shared online. It can be scary finding out a nude image or video of you has been shared online. Report Remove from Childline can help. Follow this link to get your image or video removed from the Internet.

Childline - remove a nude image shared online


You can also get help and advice here


The link below contains information about local and national services, where young people can access support and information for their mental health and emotional wellbeing: 

HealthWatch Bexley - Young Persons Signposting Directory

Safety First – Cycling at Night

For Parents and Guardians 

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

Parenting Hub - Support Community for Parents and Guardians

National on-line Safety

Safeguarding Newsletter

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