Belleville Wix Academy

Our School


Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility

Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. All professionals should ensure that their approach is child centred: this means considering at all times what is in the best interests of the child. Staff members must raise any safeguarding concerns with the appropriate safeguarding lead without delay. Concerns must be logged. 

  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Belleville Wix Academy is Elizabeth Fisher.
  • The Designated Members of Staff (DMS) are Seana Henry, Suzette Coleman and Claudia Hawes.
  • The Designated Local Governor for Safeguarding is Rachael Dupont. Rachael is also the Designated Trustee for Safeguarding for the Quality First Education Trust.


In addition, any member of staff may make a referral to the local authority's safeguarding team.
Wandsworth Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):
Telephone on 020 8871 6622 Email
The MASH is in operation Monday – Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
At other times please contact the Out of Hours Duty Service on 020 8871 6000. 

You can download our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy from our policies page


Safeguarding for Parents - Useful information sheet

Government guidance to Keeping Chldren Safe in Education

Emergency procedures

The school has clear emergency procedures in place which are known to staff and (where appropriate) children - for example we ensure regular fire drills so that all children understand the evacuation procedure. We work closely with the Ecole de Wix team to ensure we all know and follow the same procedures on site.

We also have a 'lockdown' procedure in case of incidents where it is necessary to lock down the school so that it is not able to be entered from the outside. This will ensure that pupils, staff and visitors are safe in situations where there is a hazard in the school grounds or outside the school in the near vicinity. Parents can access our lockdown guidance on our policies page

We will always aim to notify parents of any incident and keep them updated. Please ensure you keep the school updated regarding your contact details.