Belmore is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors. We promote an environment where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.
If you have a safeguarding concern about the welfare of a child you are required to report this immediately to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads or a senior member of staff.
If you have a concern about a child outside of school hours please contact Hillingdon Families Hub on 01895 556006.
For more information about our approach on safeguarding please refer to our safeguarding policy on the website.
We are an Operation Encompass School
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse.
To find out more, visit https://www.operationencompass.org
*For a full list of our current staff please click here.
Private fostering is when a child or young person under the age of 16 (or under 18 if disabled) is cared for, and provided with accommodation for 28 days or more, by an adult who is not a close relative.
Close relatives include nieces and nephews, step-children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters. Cousins, great nieces and nephews are not considered close relatives.
Private fostering arrangements are made between the parent(s) and private foster carer. Many families and individuals do not know that they are in a private fostering living situation but, by law, the council must be notified 6 weeks in advance. If the child or young person is already in a private fostering arrangement, the council must be notified immediately.
The child or young person living with you:
- Was sent to this country for education or health care by their birth parents from another country
- Has birth parents from another country who work or study long, anti-social hours
- Is experiencing their parents' separation, divorce or arguments at home
- Is attending language schools
- Is attending an independent boarding school and does not return home during the holidays
All professionals and agencies working with children and young people have a legal duty to notify the council if a child or young person is, or is going to be, in a private fostering arrangement.
The council must be notified 6 weeks in advance of a private fostering arrangement or immediately if the child or young person is already privately fostered.
The council will then undertake the necessary checks and investigations to safeguard the welfare of the child or young person.
To find out further information click on the following website address: www.hillingdon.gov.uk/privatefostering
To access Belmore Primary Academy’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy as well as any other relevant and associated polices, please click here