The SHARP System was born in the summer of 2007, it originally piloted in 5 Merseyside Schools (Gateacre, Childwall, New Heys, Shorefields and Parklands.) Within the first few weeks SHARP had received over 3,000 visits from students at these schools and numerous referrals from young people that needed help.
The pilot was a very short affair and the system was quickly picked up by other Merseyside schools and schools in Cheshire and London. Within the first year the system had over 1,000,000 visits from the early adopting schools and it’s results made the system an instant hit and SHARP won the Statutory Agency Award in the 2008 Liverpool Safeguarding Children Board Awards.
SHARP was featured in several local Newspapers such as The Liverpool Echo and The Manchester Evening News and in national publications such as The Telegraph and The BBC.
SHARP in recently has been cited in several Home Office, Government and Ofsted publications which allowed SHARP to be adopted by a number of schools in different areas of the country.
SHARP is continuing to grow and improve and we are currently developing SHARP 5 which offers greater functionality, improved performance on mobile devices and redesigned to keep it current and accessible for the current 250,000+ (and growing!) young people in the UK that use SHARP in their schools.