Safeguarding and keeping our children safe
Keeping our children safe:
We do everything we can to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of all of our children is our highest priority. In order to do this, a wide range of measures are put in place:
Staff continually promote positive behaviours and encourage children to build resilience. They plan opportunities to teach children how to manage risk and keep themselves safe.
All staff appointed to work in our school have a criminal records search called a DBS check and a thorough recruitment process as detailed within the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education.
- First Aid
There are a number of staff who are Paediatric First Aid trained and they receive regular First Aid training. There are a number of first aid kits situated around school which are checked regularly and suitable for the age range in which they are used. Parents and carers are informed of all accidents. They sign to say they have been made aware of the accident. More serious incidents are also recorded on County accident forms.
- Collection of Children
We have strict procedures for the collection of children. Adults who will regularly collect must be named on the personal record, and within this record, a password will be provided. No child will be allowed to leave school with an adult not named on the personal record or who is not expected. Any change of collecting adult must be notified in writing to the office and they must have the collection password. We will not allow any young person under the age of 16 to collect a child from the Nursery.
Parents and carers are required to inform the school of a child’s absence. Sustained lateness or absence is monitored by senior leaders. Discussions take place with parents/carers to understand challenges, offer support and identify strategies to improve attendance.
- Online Safety
We have an ‘e-safety’ Policy. Children cannot access the internet in nursery without adult support. We encourage that parents greet children with a smile and therefore parents are not permitted to use mobile phones on site.
- Child Protection
We have Designated Safeguarding Leads who take the lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection (including online safety). They ensure that the detail of the Child Protection Policy is followed and safe understand their role in keeping children safe. All staff and Governors have appropriate Child protection training, which is updated at least every two years.
Our Designated Safeguarding Leads is Mrs Charlotte Macdonald, CoHeadteacher.
Deputy Safeguarding Leads : Mrs Julie Manning, Co-Headteacher and Mrs Poppy Goodchild, Teacher.
- Child Protection Policy
Our child protection policy is updated yearly and is available to view on our website:
Our Whistleblowing policy has a detailed explanation that identifies if members of staff have any concerns about people working within the school, paid or unpaid, they have a professional duty to inform the Headteacher or Governing body accordingly.