Safeguarding

Safeguarding our students and staff is our top priority at Hackney New School. We have a dedicated team of staff who ensure that our school community is safe.

Please send all safeguarding correspondence to: safeguarding@hackneynewschoolcst.org 

Designated Safeguarding Team

Salim Foughali

Salim Foughali

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
salimfoughali@
hackneynewschoolcst.org

 

Charlotte Whelan

Charlotte Whelan

Deputy DSL
charlottewhelan@
hackneynewschoolcst.org

 

Laura Purcell

Laura Purcell

Deputy DSL
laurapurcell@
hackneynewschoolcst.org

 

Julia Douglas

Julia Douglas

Deputy DSL
juliadouglas@
hackneynewschoolcst.org

 

Shahid Hussain

Shahid Hussain

Deputy DSL
shahidhussain@
hackneynewschoolcst.org

 

Hannah McDermott

Hannah McDermott

Deputy DSL
hannahmcdermott@
hackneynewschoolcst.org

 

Policies & Useful Documents

RSE Statement of Intent

The government guidance is very clear that “relationships education, RSE and health education must be accessible for all pupils”. (DfE 2019)

At Hackney New School, we understand the importance of educating pupils to ensure they make responsible and well-informed decisions in their lives at school and in wider society in modern Britain. Through meticulous planning alongside our parent consultations we have developed high-quality and age-appropriate resources, which is sensitive to the needs and religious background of our pupils. 

At Hackney New School we aim to help our learners respect themselves and demonstrate genuine mutual respect to others as they navigate through their secondary years. Through both the PHSCE and RSE curriculum we will offer our pupils to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. We wish for our pupils to become bigger a version of themselves so that they may develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

Keeping Children Safe

The online world is integral to how children stay in touch with their friends and an increasing part of their learning in school. Access to the internet is now available like never before. However, there are inherent risks associated with these technologies and it is essential for young people and their parents/carers to understand how to reduce and minimise these risks. Below are a number of links to different websites which give advice to parents, carers and young people on how to stay safe online. 

Please take some time to look through them.

A charitable organisation set up in 2011, which has since enabled effective interventions to many thousands of children who have experienced abuse. 

NSPCC launched their NetAware app to give parents the tools and knowledge to access advice on the go. This is the only guide for parents where social networking sites and apps aimed at children are rated by parents, helping them to make informed decisions about what is appropriate for their child. 

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is part of UK law enforcement.

A non profit organisation working with others to help make the internet ‘a great and safe place for children.’ 

Facebook's own page explaining its privacy setting to users.

A UK-based website offering factual and easy to understand information on online safety. 

A guide to internet safety and safe surfing. The information on this site is aimed at different age ranges as well as including advice for parents/carers and teachers. The site is run by CEOP. 

Run by Hackney Council, YH runs activities for young people aged 6-19. They offer help and advice to those that need it and run centres around the borough which young people can attend.