What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everybody’s business. It involves:
- protecting children from maltreatment
- preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
Safeguarding children is also about child protection. This means the variety of activities that take place to protect children who may be at risk of significant harm due to emotional, physical or sexual abuse or neglect.
If you are worried about a child and think that he or she may be the victim of, or at risk from, neglect, abuse or cruelty – talk to a teacher, health visitor, doctor or youth worker, who will give you advice about what to do next. Alternatively, you may contact the police or your local children’s social care office.
St. Werburgh’s Park Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. All concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as “Designated Safeguarding Leads” in school in compliance with the “Keeping Children Safe in Education” (latest version, September 2016) guidance.