Quote from Keeping Children safe in Education 2022
"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.
No single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action."
We treat all safeguarding and child protection concerns seriously and with the utmost
sensitivity. It is part of our statutory duty as well as our pastoral responsibility to ensure that all
children are protected from harm. Because of day to day contact with children, schools are particularly well placed to see outward signs of abuse, changes in a child’s behaviour or failure to develop. Parents should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may have been abused, the school is required to report their concern to the Children’s Social Care immediately. This is the responsibility of the school's DSL. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy can be found below.
Safeguarding the children at Reedley Hallows Nursery School is of upmost priority to staff and governors. If you have any safeguarding or welfare concerns relating to a child please speak to one of our safeguarding leads listed below.
Mobile phones must not be used by parents and carers whilst on the school premises
Designated Safeguarding Lead is Karen Gordon (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Laura Widdowson and Chloe Nott (class teachers)
Designated Safeguarding Governor is Rebecca Lindley (Chair of Governors)