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Children’s safety is always our highest priority

Everyone takes personal responsibility on a daily basis to ensure children are kept safe

We do this by:

  • Meeting Health and Safety standards
  • DBS checking all staff, students, governors and volunteers
  • Keeping essential training up to date (paediatric first aid, food safety, safeguarding etc)
  • Securing our site, including data protection
  • Liaising with outside agencies – Health Visitors, Social Care, SEN Services
  • Meeting our Prevent Duty requirements

Safeguarding Children Statement

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm, safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment: safe from all types of abuse.

At Woodcroft Nursery School the health, safety and wellbeing of all children is of paramount importance. The school therefore works hard to ensure appropriate polies, procedures, staff training and monitoring is in place to provide a safe, supportive and caring learning environment in which our children can flourish.

There may be occasions as a school where we have a concern about a child when we may have to consult other agencies in relation to their welfare or child protection concerns.

If you are concerned about a child please do not hesitate to speak to one of the following designated persons at our school:

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Ferliene Willis (Headteacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Jacqui Shadrake

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Louisa Battersby

Designated Safeguarding Governor- Marie Kirkham

If your child is ever concerned about safety or well-being, or about a friend, they should talk to someone such as a parent, member of staff at the school or a trusted adult, police officer etc.

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) Tel: 03330 139 797

Emergency Duty Service (immediate out of hours response) 0345 606 1212

In an emergency contact NSPCC Child Protection 080 8800 5000