At Acorn Childcare Centre we 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, be helped to thrive and to be safe from any abuse in whatever form.
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 children is everybody’s responsibility. All staff, students, any supply staff and visitors are made aware of and asked to adhere to, the policy.
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 including:
- Online safety
- Prevent Duty and Radicalisation
- Looked After Children
- Safe recruitment of staff
- Promoting positive behaviour
For further information regarding our procedures please see attached policies. We welcome any feedback or suggestions for future review of our policies.
If you have any concerns for the safety or wellbeing of a child please click here for more advice.