Keeping Children Safe

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Our prime responsibility as a school is to ensure that all children are safe.

  • The welfare of our children is paramount.
  • Our children regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity have equal rights to protection
  • St Giles Nursery staff have an equal responsibility to act on suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm.

We will safeguard children and promote their welfare by:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

This means that we ensure that everyone working in our Nursery has successfully completed the necessary clearances to enable them to work with children.

It also means that we have staff members who are specifically trained and nominated as the Designated Person for Child Protection. These staff are as follows:

Head Teacher and Designated Officer
Ms Amy Stancer

Class Teacher
Mrs Griffiths

Teaching Assistant
Mrs Lingard

Chair of Governors
Melanie Markham

We will all protect our children’s wellbeing by working in partnership with parents to notice, discuss and share concerns about children’s physical, emotional and educational well-being.

We are all expected to share any concerns we have about staff conduct around children with the Head teacher. As in all schools, if there are concerns about the conduct of the Head teacher, then these should be shared with the Chair of Governors. The staff ‘Whistleblowing Policy’ has been discussed and adopted and all staff have access to this document.

We also follow the Lincolnshire Child Protection Procedures and the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board local guidance and have systems in place to share concerns regarding children’s welfare with our Designated Person for Child Protection team, with parents and with relevant external agencies. Part of our legal duty to safeguard our children, may also include us needing to consult specifically with and take advice from, the Police or Children’s Social Care, should the need arise.

By working closely together as a staff and with our partner agencies, we firmly believe that we will continue to offer a safe learning environment for all our children.

Please take the time to read our policies and do not hesitate to contact the Nursery should you have any questions.

Link to Department of Education Keeping Children Safe in Education

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/550511/Keeping_children_safe_in_education.pdf