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
SENCo : Mr A Reddy
Deputy SENCo : Miss A Evans
Lead Practitioner for Inclusion and Behaviour : Mr J Beament
Inclusion Officer : Ms M Faurie
Safeguarding Governor : Mrs W Day
For non-urgent enquiries please email the Hurstmere Safeguarding Team on email@example.com
My name is PC Richard Parrett, I am the new Safer Schools Constable assigned to Hurstmere School. My role is to support the school with issues around safeguarding and education whilst also being a positive link between the Police and young people. I will be working alongside the school and parents in early intervention, preventing young people becoming either victims or perpetrators of crime.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon Harvey – Place2be Mental Health Practitioner
I'm Shannon and I’m the Place2Be person at Hurstmere Secondary school that’s here to provide the in-school mental health support to pupils. I’m a qualified Counsellor that works therapeutically with primary and secondary school children, university students and adults.
I feel very passionate about ensuring children and young people receive the mental health support they need for any struggles they face, as I believe no-one should have to face mental health challenges alone. Place2Be provides this support to pupils through both one-to-one counselling and group counselling.
If you feel you need to talk to someone, I also run a lunch time service called Place2Talk, this involves a 15-minute appointment with myself in the Place2Be room where you can talk about anything that may be troubling you. You can come by yourself or bring up to 2 friends with you. To self-refer yourself for a Place2Talk appointment:
1. Complete a Place2talk slip (which can be found next to the red postbox’s)
2. Put it in the Post box
You will then receive a paper appointment slip on the day of your appointment, inviting you to the Place2be room for that time.
*Post boxes are checked every Friday evening/Wednesday morning
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.
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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:
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
Safeguarding & Pupil Welfare
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