Hornchurch Academy Trust


HAT Safeguarding Child Protection Policy 2022-23HAT Child Left at School Policy 2022-23HAT Child Protection Code of Conduct 2022

Our Safeguarding Team

Helen l feb 2023 Ehebron Fiona connolly
Mrs H Lendon - Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs E Hebron - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs F Connolly - Designated Safeguarding Officer


Safeguarding LSG Members - Mrs F Connolly, Mrs A Gillham

Safeguarding Team November 2022Please find all of our Safeguarding policies at the bottom of this page.

Online Safety

Online safety (eSafety)– helping your child stay safe

The best way to help your child to be a safe when using the internet and new technologies is to talk to them and make sure they understand these simple rules:

  • You should never give out personal details to online ‘friends’. Use a nickname when logging on and don’t share full name, email address, mobile number, school name and any photos, including photos of family or friends – any picture or video online can be changed or shared without permission.
  • Talk to your child about what they are doing online and who they are talking to. Get them to show you how to use things you are not familiar with. Keeping the computer in a family room means that you can share your child’s online experience, they are less likely to act inappropriately (i.e. via webcam) and their online ‘friends’ will see they are in a family room..
  • If your child receives a message that upsets them, remind them not to reply, they should save the message and show you or another trusted adult.
  • Spam and junk emails and texts are not true, don’t reply or send them to anyone else, just delete them.
  • Don’t open files sent from people you don’t know. They could contain a virus, or worse – an inappropriate image or film.
  • An online ‘friend’ is anyone you have not met in real life; no matter how long you have been friends with them.
  • Help your child to understand that some people lie online and that it’s better to keep online ‘mates’ online. They should never meet up with any online ’friends’ without an adult they trust.
  • Make sure they know how to block someone online and report them if they feel uncomfortable.

Make sure your child feels able to talk to you, let them know that it’s never too late to tell someone if something makes them feel uncomfortable. Don’t blame your child, let then know you trust them.


Page Downloads Date  
Havering and Neighbouring LA Safeguarding Contacts July 2021 15th Sep 2021 Download
DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 15th Sep 2021 Download
HAT Online Safety Policy 2022-23 17th Nov 2021 Download