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Safeguarding

Our nursery school is committed to safeguarding and we follow all Derbyshire Guidance with regards to safeguarding adults and children.

We have a duty to:

  • Take action if we suspect any of our children may be at risk
  • Provide a safe and secure environment for  children and adults
  • Follow county guidelines for Safer recruitment
  • Check all staff and adults in a supervisory role with children have appropriate checks such as CRB

 

To view specific policies please ask at nursery or follow the links below:

Safeguarding and keeping children safe at South Normanton Nursery School

 

Keeping children safe at South Normanton Nursery School is of huge importance to us. We believe that safeguarding and health and safety is everybody's business. Stephanie and Ruth are our Designated Safeguarding Lead people and with the Governing body ensure that alll staff are trained and updated with any safeguarding and health and safety matters.

 

Parents should be aware that our school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils.  In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child might be subject to ill treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse the head teacher is obliged to follow safeguarding/child protection procedures established by Derbyshire Safeguarding Children's Board, DCC and inform Social Services of their concern.

 

We invite parents and carers to help us keep our children safe by following policies and procedures relating to child protection and safeguarding and health and safety which are all clearly signposted on our website. Parent workshops will be held to support and highlight areas of child development with a relentless emphasis on the importance of safeguarding and child protection to us as a school and the collective responsibility we feel for children and families in our community and beyond.

 

Even though we are an early years setting, we still see the importance of educating staff, governors and parents about issues that are important in society at this time and as frontline staff, we understand our place in watching out for vulnerable people and families that are susceptible to such issues, not ever being complacent thinking ‘that doesn’t happen in South Normanton’.

 

As a school we try to ensure that all policies are linked to safeguarding where appropriate and that staff are notified when changes are made or policies updated and that we keep a record of when they do this. 

You as parents/carers or visitors to our Nursery, can also help to keep our children safe in lots of ways.

Below are some links to information that will let you know how you help.

There is important information regarding going into and out of Nursery and is reviewed yearly and updated. PLEASE READ REGULARLY

South Normanton Nursery School - Protocol for the use of mobile phones

 

The use of mobile phones while working with children is not permitted. Phones must be kept locked away along with personal belongings. We trust staff to comply with this, sign to say they understand and that they would face disciplinary action if the protocol is breached.

Parents/carers and visitors are reminded that the use of mobile phones in our setting is not permitted. If staying for any length of time, phones must be turned off and kept in a safe location along with their personal belongings. If this protocol is breached then they will be asked to leave their phone in the office where they can collect it upon leaving the nursery. Failure to adhere will result in being asked to leave the premises.

Signs are clearly visible to parents/carers and visitors and it is regularly mentioned on newsletters to parents/carers that the use of mobile phones in and about the premises is not permitted.

PLEASE REMEMBER: 

  • LET US KNOW AT NURSERY WHEN YOU DROP OFF, IF SOMEONE ELSE IS PICKING UP YOUR CHILD. 
  • THAT PERSON MUST BE OVER 16 YEARS OF AGE
  • USE THE PEDESTRIAN PATHS, NOT THE CAR PARK
  • PUT THE CHILD LOCKS ON EVERY DOOR AS YOU PASS THROUGH AND ON EXIT.
  • IF YOU NOTICE ANYTHING THAT YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT IN RELATION TO SAFEGUARDING AND/OR HEALTH AND SAFETY PLEASE LET A MEMBER OF STAFF KNOW

 

We have rigorous active Safeguarding Policies and procedures to ensure all staff and key visitors are checked appropriately.

 

PLEASE SUPPORT US FULLY IN HELPING TO KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE

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