Child Protection Policy
In Belmont Nursery School by providing a happy, secure and supportive environment the children will be encouraged to progress at their own level toward independent learning.
Belmont Nursery School aims to establish a caring environment within which the academic, personal, social and spiritual potential of each child will be developed. The pastoral dimension permeates all school activities.
We have a primary responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of the pupils in our charge and we will carry out this duty through our pastoral care policy which aims to provide a caring, supportive and safe environment.
Our Child Protection Policy is based on the following Principles:
The child’s welfare must always be paramount.
Children must always have a right to be heard, to be listened to and to be taken seriously.
Parents/carers have a right to respect but a proper balance must be struck between ensuring this and protecting children.
Every child has the fundamental right to be safe from harm and have proper care given to their physical, emotional and spiritual well being.
School Safeguarding Team
Members of the Schools Safeguarding Team are:
Ms Oonagh Carson
Chairperson of the Board of Governors
Mrs Lorraine Murray
Designated Governor for Child Protection
Mrs Lorraine O’Loughlin
Designated Teacher for Child Protection
Mrs Anne Burke
Principal and Deputy Designated Teacher for Child Protection
Members of the team have clear roles and responsibilities in relation to the safeguarding of pupils within the school and these are detailed in our full child protection policy.