Otley Street Community Nursery School

SAFEGUARDING

Every person who works with our children understand their responsibility in keeping children safe and should be confident in how they will do that.

Our school community has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who are our pupils.  This means that we have Safeguarding and Child Protection polices and procedures in place, which we refer to in our prospectus and on our website.  All staff, including volunteers and supply staff, must ensure that they are aware of our procedures.

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 always ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this is not in the child's best interests or a child is a significant risk or in immediate danger.

WHAT IS SAFEGUARDING?

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children's health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

 

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process.  It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.  This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

WHO TO SPEAK TO

If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a pupil, please report it to a designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) or Deputy Safeguarding Leaders (DDSL).

Ms Emma Bennison

Headteacher and DSL

Mrs Emma Rostron 

Yellow room class teacher and DDSL

It is everyone's job to safeguard children.  Please let the Headteacher, Mrs Rostron or any of the teaching staff know, if you have any concerns about a child.

For more information please click on the links below:-

https://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/professionals/procedures-practice-guidance-and-one-minute-guides/#Procedures

https://www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk/professionals/procedures-practice-guidance-and-one-minute-guides/#guidance

 Keeping_children_safe_in_education_2023.pdf

 Working_together_to_safeguard_children_2023_-_statutory_guidance.pdf

 Child Protection Policy 2023 - 2024 OSCNS.pdf