Promoting the welfare, safety and protection of the children we come into contact with is our very first priority. This principle is paramount in law (Children Act 1989) and in our statutory guidance, which states that 'children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them' (EYFS 2017). Management, staff, governors, students and volunteers must all understand their role in safeguarding children and the child protection procedures to follow if they have any concerns for a child’s wellbeing. Appropriate training and support is provided but it is the responsibility of each individual to ensure they are confident in using this policy and to seek support if they are unsure of what to do.
If you have any concerns about a child or family, please contact one of our safeguarding team:
Tanya Tooby: Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - Little Hayes Nursery School
Liz Allen: Deputy headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Speedwell Nursery School
Maggie Whittle: Safeguarding Governor
If you are concerned about the wellbeing of a child and our staff are unavailable, contact the First Response Team on 0117 903 6444. When their offices are closed, call the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615 165.
If the child is at immediate risk call the Police on 999.