At Belswains Primary School, Safeguarding is our number one priority. This begins in the recruitment process where all staff are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Bureau (DBS).
All staff, employed at Belswains Primary School, undertake Safeguarding Training annually and following statutory procedure, all employees also complete Prevent Training every two years.
When visitors arrive, they sign in electronically at the front office and receive a lanyard and identification sticker.
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. If a pupil, parent, staff, or visitor has a concern about a pupil's safety, please come and speak immediately to one of the designated safeguarding leads, as seen in the poster below.
Sometimes we need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.
We use a variety of ways to educate our pupils on safeguarding throughout the year. These include
- Visits from other emergency services
- Themed days
Last year, Year 5 Eagles and Year 5 Hawks took part in a mini police project teaching them about keeping themselves safe; This term we had a visit from the police, including the dog unit. The pupils were able to ask questions, explore what it is to be a police officer and look at the police cars. An experience that we hope will support our pupils beyond the school gates.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy, Attendance Policy and Online Safety. These and many more can be viewed by clicking below on our policy page.