Safeguarding children and child protection

This policy includes managing allegations of abuse against a member of staff and responding to child protection concerns.

Policy statement

Our setting will work with children, parents and the community to ensure the rights and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life. Our Safeguarding Policy is based on the three key commitments of the Pre-school Learning Alliance Safeguarding Children Policy.

Procedures

Key Commitment 1 : Building a culture of safety

We are committed to building a culture of safety in which children, young people and vulnerable adults are protected from abuse and harm in all areas of our work.

Key Commitment 2 : Responding to incidents or concerns of abuse

We are committed to responding promptly and appropriately to all incidents or concerns of abuse that may occur and to working with statutory agencies in accordance with the procedures that are set down in What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused.

Responding to suspicions of abuse

Recording suspicions of abuse and disclosures

Making a referral to the local authority children’s social care team

Escalation Process

Informing parents

Liaison with other agencies

Allegations against staff

Disciplinary action

Where a member of staff or volunteer has been dismissed due to engaging in activities that caused concern for the safeguarding of children or vulnerable adults, we will notify the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) of relevant information, so that individuals who pose a threat to children (and vulnerable groups) can be identified and barred from working with these groups.

Key commitment 3 : Promoting awareness

We are committed to promoting awareness of child abuse issues and to empowering young children, promoting their right to be strong, resilient and listened to.

Training

Planning

Curriculum

Confidentiality

Support to families

Legal Framework

Primary legislation

Secondary legislation

Further Information

Change History


Newstead Road Pre-School, 6 Birch Grove, Lee, London, SE12 0SU.
Telephone: 020 8857 9500