Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding children in the early years is everybody’s responsibility. As a nursery we have several policies and procedures in place to help us safeguard your children while they are in our care. If as a parent you ever want to read any of these policies or if you simply have a question or concern about anything to do with keeping children safe, just talk to a member of staff who will be happy to find you the information you need.

In the meantime, below is an extract of the Safeguarding Handbook that we issue to all members of the team here at nursery:

Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, for the sake of this policy is defined as:

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

(Definition taken from the HM Government document ‘Working together to safeguard children 2015’)

We support the children within our care, protect them from maltreatment and have robust procedures in place to prevent the impairment of children’s health and development. In our setting we strive to protect children from the risk of radicalisation and we promote acceptance and tolerance of other beliefs and cultures (please refer to our inclusion and equality policy for further information). Safeguarding is a much wider subject than the elements covered within this single policy, therefore this document should be used in conjunction with the nursery’s other policies and procedures.

The nursery will work with children, parents, external agencies and the community to ensure the welfare and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life. Children have the right to be treated with respect and to be safe from abuse in whatever form.

To this end we will:

  • create an environment that encourages children to develop a positive self-image.
  • encourage children to develop a sense of independence and autonomy in a way that is appropriate to their age and stage of development.
  • provide a safe and secure environment for all children.
  • always listen to children.

Greetland Private Day Nursery has a clear commitment to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare.  Should anyone believe that this policy is not being upheld, it is their duty to report the matter to the the nursery manager at the earliest opportunity.

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