Right to be Safe
UNICEF Article 19
Protection from violence, abuse and neglect
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all children and expect our staff, volunteers and students to share this commitment. Our Designated Safeguarding Leads works together to problem-solve, make decisions and manage risk. All practitioners take part in regular Safeguarding and Child Protection training.
What is Safeguarding and Child Protection?
Local Authorities and schools are legally required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This includes a broad range of issues e.g. Health and Safety, bullying, meeting medical needs, first aid, school security, drugs and substance use. We have a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at all times in our settings who is the person responsible for making sure the correct procedures are followed in keeping children safe. They are the first point of contact for any concerns about a child's welfare. You can find them here:
Refers to the process of protecting individual children identified as either suffering, or at risk of suffering significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect. The policies we have; show the routes we take to ensure the safety of all children.
Staff have a legal obligation to safeguard children's welfare. This includes recording any injuries affecting a child and as a result we may have to contact another agency such as Social Care and Health without consulting parents first. The school follows the Local Authority guidelines and procedures for child protection. The school has its own policy and staff are trained in child protection issues.
All staff and volunteers have enhanced DBS checks.
If your child has an accident, it will be recorded and you will be informed. If there is a serious injury, we will make every effort to contact you immediately. Please ensure that we always have a current contact number.