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Safeguarding

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. 

Outside of school hours please contact Hillingdon Social Services on 01895 556633

For more information about our approach on safeguarding please refer to our safeguarding policy on the website.

Are you worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors 

Online Safety Information and Support 

Parent's Guides to Social Media

What is the minimum age for account holders on these social media sites and apps?

13

13+

16

18

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Snapchat
TikTok
Kik

Ask.fm
Houseparty
Periscope
Pinterest
Reddit
Tumblr

YouTube
WeChat
Whisper
Yubo

 

LinkedIn
Whatsapp
 

Tinder
Bumble
Hinge

(13+ means with parental consent) 


Useful Links to Online Learning Sites

The Internet is an invaluable tool for teaching and learning and is an amazing resource. However, it is very important to keep your child safe online.  There are many sites online that provide a wealth of up to date information about how parents/carers can support their child with online safety.  Please do visit these sites and 'Be SMART online!'

Online Safety 

 

Complaints Procedure 

Private Fostering 

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

Policies 

To access Belmore Primary Academy’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy as well as any other relevant and associated polices, please click here