Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding Pupils and Families


Belford Primary School fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school.  We aim to safeguard and promote our pupils’ welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate.  The pupils’ welfare is of paramount importance.

Our school Child Protection policy (based on Local Authority guidance) outlines the procedures followed in school to safeguard children. A copy of this document is available on request and can also be accessed via the school website.

All members of staff have undergone enhanced DBS  checks and are trained regularly in Child Protection issues. We also ensure that any volunteers working with children undergo the vetting procedures outlined above.


The designated safeguarding lead (DSL) is Mrs Rainey.

If Mrs Rainey is not available, concerns can be discussed with Mrs Moscrop who is the deputy DSL.


Staff at the school work in partnership with other agencies such as the health authority, social services and the police.

There may be occasions when we have to consult other agencies before we contact you. The procedures that we have to follow have been laid down in accordance with the local authority Child Protection procedures.