We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of young people. Child protection procedures are in place for recruitment and retention. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
All staff, including volunteers actively play a part in protecting our children from harm and provide a caring, positive, safe, and stimulating environment. This in part promotes the social, physical, and moral development of the individual child.
As of 1st April 2021 there is a dedicated NSPCC helpline available to support anyone who has experienced sexual abuse in educational settings or has concerns about someone or the issues raised.
The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is: 0800 136 663 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline – which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.
- The importance of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children by all staff and volunteers.
- Children who are safe and feel safe are better equipped to learn.
- All staff have an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm at harm in the community or in school. If, at any point, there is a risk of immediate serious harm to a child a referral will be made immediately in accordance with our Safeguarding policy.
- All children, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion, or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection from harm.
- All staff members will maintain an attitude of ‘It could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned. When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff members should always act in the interests of the child.
- Pupils and staff involved in child protection issues will receive appropriate support.
Child protection statement
We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils in our nursery and school. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection, and justice.
For more information please download our Safeguarding Policy: