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13/07/20

8A3 arriving for their assembly today ❤️ https://t.co/rp0Gw2UA9N

13/07/20

So lovely to see some of our Year 8s this morning https://t.co/TvpAUnqqaL

13/07/20

We can't wait for our celebration events this week. Today we have 8H1 at 9am, 8H2 and 10.30am, 8A3 at 12pm, and 8A4 at 1.30pm. Students should wear full uniform (but no bag) and arrive on time (not too early please!). We are so excited to see everyone! https://t.co/eqZJ8kibwi

10/07/20

Our final day of IID Week is Discovery Day. Discovery Day is all about embracing wider learning, and enriching our students with knowledge that they may not otherwise have access to. Lessons will be live on Teams all morning. Timetables for Yr 7 and 8 respectively are shown here. https://t.co/qiTwts9cLz

09/07/20

Our penultimate newsletter of the term features staff welcomes and goodbyes, information about next week, results of the Junior Maths Challenge, information about next year's music lessons, and lots more! https://t.co/d2mT1dto0d https://t.co/oWh3I6pRKE

09/07/20

On what would have been the day of the annual Harris Federation Sports Day at Crystal Palace, today we present our lockdown alternative: the HASU Virtual Games. We hope students enjoy this day - please send us photos of them taking part! https://t.co/iUvAYjINmh

08/07/20

Well done to all students who took part in Innovation Day yesterday. We had lots of fantastic contributions. Today is Integrity Day. The full timetable is shown here - note that there is a special live tutor time at 1.20pm. https://t.co/4aMZPh2ZHj

08/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

I am so excited for these assemblies and getting to see again! https://t.co/C0JRhHv6AS

07/07/20

Mr Fisher sent a letter home today inviting students to attend a celebration event at school next week. We really hope that lots of students are able to attend. Please complete the online reply slip in the letter so we know how many to expect. Thank you! https://t.co/pToEs5PqCA https://t.co/8PU9sMY6E3

07/07/20

Thank you to everyone who participated in IID Day yesterday. Today is Innovation Day, and the focus for both year groups is 'The Shocking History of Electricity'. The first assembly of the day is on Teams at 9am. Enjoy! https://t.co/LE9SLMtfew https://t.co/j7Cpp00kOQ

04/07/20

Thank you, that is so kind of you to say.

02/07/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

A massive thank you to the Hudson family for their exceptionally generous donation of a piano to the Music and Performing Arts departments. We cannot wait for our students to use it! https://t.co/b1sVVfZnsU

02/07/20

Congratulations to Isabelle C. Her artwork won our Year 7 art competition. https://t.co/w2R2DLK0iK

02/07/20

Congratulations to Mia W. Her self portrait ‘Through the window’ was the winner of our Year 8 art competition. https://t.co/7mffG4rRQH

02/07/20

Our weekly newsletter is now out! It features the incredible winners of our art competition, information about IID Week, and lots more. We hope you enjoy it. https://t.co/kbAIffQA3U https://t.co/ikes9jwWRz

30/06/20

The Virgin Radio 500 Word writing competition is for 5 - 13 year olds this week. https://t.co/DOvxdVoPqD Entries need to be submitted to the website by Friday at midnight. We know we have some amazing writers who want to share their voice. https://t.co/eEWY7gWJMp

29/06/20

Our students continued to work hard in the virtual school while HASU staff had an Inset Day today. It was wonderful that so many of our staff were able to attend. We loved meeting the new teachers who will be joining HASU in September. We can't wait for our students to meet them! https://t.co/NwwmB8Lvt0

25/06/20

Our weekly newsletter has just been published! It's full of news of life in lockdown, plus celebrations of students' work. We hope you enjoy it. https://t.co/VMHabpQ5Et https://t.co/LJDmvKOJfz

23/06/20

In this week's assembly, Mr Fisher discusses the importance of supporting one another in our academy and wider community. We also have a beautiful performance from Pranav in 8S5. https://t.co/b3C4CrRlUY

18/06/20

Bumper edition of the newsletter this week! https://t.co/r2C9GoxYyU. It includes half-term project winners, plus lots more. We hope you enjoy it. https://t.co/b2vgccDlZC

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County Lines

Children as young as 12 are being put in danger by criminals who are taking advantage of how vulnerable these young people are. Criminal exploitation is also known as 'county lines' and is when gangs and organised crime networks exploit children to sell drugs. Often these children are made to travel across counties, and they use dedicated mobile phone ‘lines’ to supply drugs.

The crime is called county lines because a single telephone number is used to order drugs, operated from outside the area. These gangs often set up a base in a rural area for a short time, taking over the home of a vulnerable person (also known as 'cuckooing').

SIGNS TO LOOK OUT FOR
Here are some signs to look out for that can suggest that someone you know might be involved in county lines activity.

  • Are they always going missing from school or their home?
  • Are they travelling alone to places far away from home?
  • Do they suddenly have lots of money/lots of new clothes/new mobile phones?
  • Are they receiving much more calls or texts than usual?
  • Are they carrying or selling drugs?
  • Are they carrying weapons or know people that have access to weapons?
  • Are they in a relationship with or hanging out with someone/people that are older and controlling?
  • Do they have unexplained injuries?
  • Do they seem very reserved or seem like they have something to hide?
  • Do they seem scared?
  • Are they self-harming?

    What should you do if you suspect a girl or boy is involved in County Lines or other gang activities?

    When it is considered that the police need to be involved, issues will be referred to the School’s Police. 

    The School notes that when a report is made to the police they are not able to offer general advice on incidents. If the children involved are named or specifics are provided they are duty-bound to record and investigate all criminal activity reported.

    Members of staff should report this as a child protection issue to the Designated Safeguarding Leads.  Parents/carers should raise concerns with the relevant year team/s who can take advice on what next steps to take.  Alternatively, parents/carers can report concerns directly to the police or to MASH.

    Members of the public should report County Lines or related concerns to the police or to MASH (020 8770 6001).