Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all practitioners should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE 2021)
At for Under Fives Ltd , keeping children safe is at the forefront of everything we do. We expect all staff and partners to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All staff are trained in Safeguarding. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) without delay.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about a child are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
The procedures we follow have been laid down by local Safeguarding Partnership (SSP). The SSP is a statutory multi-agency organisation which brings together agencies who work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.
We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.
If you have any concerns about safeguarding, please contact NSPCC for advice on their NSPCC dedicated helplines. You can contact their dedicated helplines to discuss any concerns or get advice and support. You can also contact their helpline if you’re worried a child is being radicalised, is involved in or at risk from gangs or any other child safety concern. Call 0808 800 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For Under Fives’ Safeguarding Policy and Notice and Special Educational Needs And Disability Policy (SEND): (please click on the links to download the policies and notice)