Safeguarding and eSafety

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children underpin the school’s support for our students.

We have a legal duty to protect children from maltreatment; prevent impairment of children’s health or development; ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Where a child is suffering significant harm, or is likely to do so, we have a legal duty to take action to protect that child. We also have a duty to promote the welfare of a child in need of additional support, even if they are not suffering harm or are at immediate risk.

Haileybury Turnford’s staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children and we work with social care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Reporting Harmful Content

Report Harmful Content is a national reporting centre that has been designed to assist everyone in reporting harmful content online.

Harmful content is anything online which causes a person distress or harm.

This webpage also includes links to services and information offering emotional and safeguarding support.  The link to this service is here.

HABS Family Support

Haileybury Turnford are pleased to be working closely with the HABS Family Support Team. For more details please contact Mrs Goodes, Vice Principal at

Mrs M Goodes, Vice Principal, is the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mrs V Elliott is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. Mr R Newman, Principal, Mr N Megaw (from 26.4.23), Mrs N Shivalkar and Mr B Walsh, Assistant Principals, are also Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. They have had the appropriate training and provide support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and liaise closely with other services such as children’s social care.

When concerns or allegations involve members of staff, the Principal will be informed immediately. The school will then follow the Hertfordshire Local Authority procedures for managing allegations against staff. In the event of an allegation against the Principal the Chair of the Governing Body, Mr R Whitaker and Governor, Dr L Pugsley will be informed who will seek the advice of the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). Ms U Mahaka is the school’s governor with responsibility for Safeguarding.

Our students receive regular input on eSafety in assemblies, computing lessons and from collapsed timetable days.

Below are some important website links for students, parents and carers:

eSafety Parents’ Newsletter Spring 2024 Click Here

eSafety Parents’ Newsletter Autumn 2023 Click Here

eSafety Parents’ Newsletter Summer 2023 Click Here 



Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership – HSCP

Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) has been set up so that all agencies and organisations who work with children and young people work together to keep children safe.

Families First – Click Here

Hertfordshire’s strategy for early help is called ‘Families First’.  Families First is a whole system, countywide multi-agency response to supporting family outcomes at a local level.  It brings together organisations that provide early help services under one umbrella of consistent practice and clear processes.  The Families First Portal signposts support for families.

CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre – CEOP 

If you are concerned about something that may have happened while online, please go to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre and report the incident.

Virtual Global Taskforce – Virtual Globe

The Virtual Globe provides information on how to help safeguard children and combat online child sexual abuse.

Chat Safety
Stay Safe
Being Smart

Online Safety

Everything a parent needs to know about online safety.  Please click the links below for online guides for parents to support their child.


Fake News

Location Tracking


Playstation 5


The Deep Web The Dark Web Guide to 

Guide to TikTok

Video Streaming Apps Sites

We Chat

XBox Series



Keeping children safe in education - September 2023
Child Protection Policy
Safeguarding Policy
Safer Recruitment Policy
Working together to safeguard children
Children Looked After and Previously Looked After Policy
Child-on-Child Abuse Policy
Online Digital Safety
REPLIKA online guide for Parents
Guide to Live Streaming Apps
What Parents Need to Know about PS4