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Safeguarding Statement

Harbinger Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Nimesha Nagahawatte (Headteacher) and our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Jackie Garner (Early Years Lead). The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school is Father Tom Pyke.

The Tower Hamlets Child Protection Advice line number is 020 7364 3444.

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Safeguarding - Everyone's Invited

The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to launch a new helpline called Report Abuse in Education. The helpline comes after numerous anonymised testimonials of sexual harassment and abuse in schools and colleges were shared to the Everyone’s Invited website.

This new helpline will also offer support and guidance to adults and professionals working with children in education?


Young people and adults can contact Report Abuse in Education
on 0800 136 663 or email


The newly launched helpline will provide support to:

  • children and young people who want to share current and non-recent experiences of sexual abuse and harassment

  • children and young people who want to talk about being involved in or witnessing any incidents

  • anyone who works or volunteers in a school setting and needs support and guidance

  • adults who have experienced non-recent abuse

  • parents and carers who are concerned about their own child or other children.

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CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection

CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button. Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling

Safeguarding Policy

Online Safety

Prevent Parent Session

Parent session on how to keep children safe from extremism and radicalisation. Session led in English and Bengali. 

VAWG (Violence Against Women and Girls)

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