Safeguarding and Online-Safety

Hathaway Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children. To achieve this obligation, we ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding and child protection processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst all staff and volunteers.

Please click the links below to view information on safeguarding:



Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Lead for Looked After Children is Miss Jo Convoy (Assistant Principal and DSL) who can be contacted at the academy on:

Telephone: 01375 371361

At the Hathaway Academy the Designated Safeguarding Lead is Jo Convoy, a member of the Academy Leadership Team. Jo Convoy is the first point of contact for all staff, parents/carers and volunteers to go to for advice if they are concerned about a student. She is also responsible for ensuring that Safeguarding policies and procedures are kept up-to-date.


Assistant Designated Safeguard Lead is Ms Vivolyn Walker (Vice Principal and ADSL)

Safeguarding Governor is Mr Stephen Sweeting

The Hathaway Academy adheres to ATT’s Safeguarding Policy and also Thurrock local arrangements. However, we have produced two documents to help both our students and staff with the safeguarding process; Safeguarding Processes for Students and Safeguarding Processes for Staff.

All adults who work at our academy have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies.

All adults are expected to read the DfE guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2020.

This should be read alongside the statutory guidance Working together to Safeguard Children and departmental advice What to do if you are worried a child is being abused – Advice for Practitioners.

Prevent Strategy

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people being drawn into terrorism or extremist causes. The strategy covers all types of radicalisation and extremism. All schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. Hathaway Academy provides a safe environment, which teaches children the value of tolerance and mutual respect. It also provides a better understanding of how to keep themselves safe from extremism and radicalisation.

All adults at Hathaway Academy receive PREVENT training as part of their safeguarding induction.

Here is a link to the Department of Education’s paper on The Prevent Duty:

Please click below to view our whistleblowing policy


All adults at The Hathaway Academy are made aware of the NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line on 0800 028 0285. This service provides support to employees needing to raise concerns about how their organisation has handled a child protection concern.

Please see this NSPCC video for Parents/Carers worried about radicalisation.

Further safeguarding and online safety advice

NSPCC (for adults)                       0808 800 5000

NSPCC advice for parents and carers on talking about difficult topics with their children

Child Line (for young people)        0800 111

Gov UK (advice and information regarding the reporting of child abuse 

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

Anti-bullying alliance


Parent Zone for Online Safety

Mental health and well being bank of services, supporting students, staff and parents with emotional health

Mental Health Bank of Services

Online-Safety at The Hathaway Academy

Online-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at The Hathaway Academy.  We have extensive security measures in place in the Academy, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard students from potential dangers or unsuitable material.  Any Online-Safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our Online Safety Policy. Online-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.