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 email@example.com
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)
North East Lincolnshire Send Offer
SEND Local Offer
Find local information, events and training, and regular updates relating to SEND on the Council’s SEND Local Offer website.
NELC SEND Local Offer | Home (nelincs.gov.uk)
NELCouncil’s SEND parent carer Newsletter
The Local Authority’s SEND Team compile regular updates about SEND in their newsletter that goes out weekly during term time.
NELC SEND Local Offer | SEND Newsletter (nelincs.gov.uk)
SENDIASS North East Lincolnshire is a free service for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their parents and carers. It’s impartial and we give confidential information, advice and support in relation to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and related health and social care matters.
Learn more about how SENDIASS can help you. SENDIASS – NELC (nelsendiass.org.uk)
The North East Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum is a collective group of parents passionate about driving positive change. Our aim is to be a true representation of the voices of parent carers of children with additional needs and disabilities. We strive to have a positive impact on the planning and provision of services and decision making for the families of North East Lincolnshire- now, and in the future.
Get involved with NELPCF’s activities:
Delivering Better Value in SEND
The Delivering Better Value in SEND programme (DBV in SEND) is aiming to support local authorities and their local area partners to improve the delivery of SEND services for children and young people whilst working towards financial sustainability.
To stay up to date with the programmes progress please visit NELC SEND Local Offer | Delivering Better Value in SEND (nelincs.gov.uk).