Belvidere Primary School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its pupils. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse and that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self worth, to view the world in a positive way or achieve academically. We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.
The school pays full regard to DfES guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ July 2015. We ensure that all appropriate measures are applied in relation to everyone who works in the school who is likely to be perceived by the children as a safe and trustworthy adult including e.g. volunteers and staff employed by contractors. Safer recruitment practice includes scrutinising applicants, verifying identity and academic or vocational qualifications, obtaining professional and character references, checking previous employment history and ensuring that a candidate has the health and physical capacity for the job. It also includes undertaking interviews and, where appropriate, ISA and DBS Checks.
We are required to be watchful for signs and symptoms of:
Parents should be aware that in urgent/repeated incidents, the school is obliged to discuss/refer these to other agencies.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr A Davis
Designated safeguarding Deputy Lead: Mrs J. Kennard
Designated safeguarding Deputy Lead: Mrs E James (Little Bells)
Designated safeguarding Deputy Lead: Miss V Evans (Little Bells)
Nominated Governor: Mrs D Watkins
Chair of Governors: Mrs D Watkins
For more information please read the documents below: