Norton Pre-School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in nursery. We believe that children have a fundamental right to be safeguarded from harm and given the opportunity to develop to their full potential, free from harm through abuse, exploitation and neglect. Safeguarding is about the promotion of welfare, the prevention of harm and the protection of the child from harm when required.
As an organisation that works with children and their families we have a responsibility to promote your child’s welfare and ensure they are safe. Everyone who works at our nursery understands the role they have to play in safeguarding. We have a Safeguarding and Child protection policy in place that provide clear guidance on the actions required if a safeguarding/child protection issue to arise. A copy of our policy is available on request.
We will ensure that our concerns about children are discussed with the child’s parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that it would be contrary to the child’s welfare. Parent and carers should be aware that there are circumstances were we will pass information to other agencies without parental consent if staff have a reasonable concern that a child may be at risk of or is suffering abuse or neglect.
If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our nursery please talk to the nursery’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Their names are listed below. All staff are rigorously trained in all aspects of safeguarding.
Our Designated Child Protection Officers are:
Nursery Manager, - Helen Hope
Deputy Manager - Niki English
Alternative contact can be made with Worcestershire Children's Services - https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/safeguardingchildren/
or telephone 01905822666 or out of hours 01905768020