Child Protection and Safeguarding Children

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Primary: Michelle Jolly.


Secondary: Samantha Townend. 



Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer:

Primary & Secondary: Sarah Makin

Belmont School has Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures, policy documents and a training programme that incorporates Government and Policy Legislation. Staff are given a copy of the Child Protection Procedures. Staff receive annual training from an outside consultant. Parents/carers, social workers, placing authorities and other significant people are offered a copy of the Child Protection policy.

Belmont School provides policy guidance, which sets out clear guidelines and expectations in the school with regards to appropriate relationships between all staff and the children. At Belmont School we provide a very caring and professional setting in which the children will be given full emotional support without it being detrimental to their safety and well-being. All staff are aware of their responsibilities for Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.

Belmont School has a duty of care and therefore a responsibility to pass on any child protection and safeguarding concerns to the relevant children’s social care services.

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We take all complaints seriously. We have a full complaints policy and procedure which is available from the school office or for download below. Initial complaints should be made to:

Primary School – Head of School, Marie Maynard via telephone on 01706 222 609 or via email to

Secondary School- Head of School, Steve Pegrum via telephone on 01706 221 043 or via email to

If the complaint is concerning the Headteacher please contact James Joyce, Assistant Director – Education on 01204 522667. An appeals process is included in this policy.

There were 3 complaints in the academic year 2019/20.

There were 5 complaints in the academic year 2020/21