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. Concerns must always be logged and staff members must raise any safeguarding concerns with the appropriate safeguarding lead without delay. Parents should feel able to come and talk to any of our team, and/or the safeguarding leads named below.
Safeguarding policies: We regularly update key policies in relation to safeguarding. On our policies page you can find our policies for Child Protection and Safeguarding, Online Safety, Whistleblowing and other relevant policies. Our online learning page also has information about keeping children safe online.
- The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Belleville Wix Academy is Sarah Bevin.
- The Designated Members of Staff (DMS) are Seana Henry, Alex Williams, Matthew Gale, Matthew Hutton-Attenborough, Dermot Mullin and Stacey Malinowski.
- The Designated Local Governor for Safeguarding is Anthony Deane.
Child protection procedures
If there are serious concerns about immediate risk to a child or that a child has suffered significant harm and continues to be at risk, the school will contact the local authority and/or the Wandsworth Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) immediately. If a child is in immediate danger, the police will also be contacted.
Wandsworth Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):
Telephone on 020 8871 6622 Email MASH@wandsworth.gov.uk
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.
Safeguarding for Parents - Useful information sheet
Government guidance to Keeping Children Safe in Education