KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE
We will safeguard children and promote their welfare by:
- Protecting children from maltreatment;
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
- Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
This means that we ensure that everyone working in our pre-school has successfully completed the necessary clearances to enable them to work with children.
It also means that we have staff members who are specifically trained and nominated as the Designated Person for Child Protection. These staff are as follows:
Head of Pre-School and Designated Safeguarding Officers:
Miss Lillian Zwarts (DSL)
Mrs Ruth Grove (DDSL)
We will all protect our children’s wellbeing by working in partnership with parents to notice, discuss and share concerns about children’s physical, emotional and educational well-being.
We are all expected to share any concerns we have about staff conduct around children with the Head teacher. As in all schools, if there are concerns about the conduct of the Head teacher, then these should be shared with the Chair of Trustees. The staff ‘Whistleblowing Policy’ has been discussed and adopted and all staff have access to this document.
Part of our legal duty to safeguard our children, may also include us needing to consult specifically with and take advice from, the Police or Children’s Social Care, should the need arise.
By working closely together as a staff and with our partner agencies, we firmly believe that we will continue to offer a safe learning environment for all our children.
Please take the time to read our policies and do not hesitate to contact the pre-school should you have any questions.