Stoneygate Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
- Rigorous procedures and policies are in place in the Nursery School to keep all children safe.
- All staff, governors and volunteers have enhanced DBS checks every three years.
- Staff receive training throughout the year: face to face training, online training and the seven minute briefings
- Members of the Governing Board undertake training to support them in their role.
- Staff teach children on a regular basis about how to keep safe, both in general and online.
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 ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
The Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection is Mrs Hunt, Headteacher.
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Patel and Mrs Peachey.
The Designated Governor responsible for Safeguarding and Child Protection is Miss Morris.
What to do if you have concerns about a child
Listed below are links to several websites which you can use to report any concerns you may have about a child:
https://www.gov.uk/report-child-abuse – This will provide you with links to the local council/police page for your area.
Alternatively you can contact Lancashire Children Social Care for further advice:
0300 123 6720 / 0300 123 6722 (out of hours)
If you think a child is in immediate danger
Don’t delay – call the police on 999
Children and Family Wellbeing Service
The Children and Family Wellbeing Service, previously children’s centres and Young People’s Service, provide services to help with parenting and other support you may need.
They offer different services across a range of locations to meet the needs of the local community including:
- Support for individual children, young people or their families
- Health services – ranging from health visitors to breastfeeding
- Parenting advice for mums, dads and carers
- Activities and groups where your baby, toddler or child can play and learn
- A place to pick up Healthy Start vitamins and tablets
- Advice to help you to support your child’s learning from birth
- A great place to make new friends
- Connecting with the local community
- Access to specialist support for families with children with disabilities/additional needs
- Groups for expectant mums and dads
- Advice and guidance on how to keep you and your child healthy
- Sensory rooms
- Information about local childcare
- Help to access adult learning opportunities
- Advice on jobs, training and benefits
- Opportunities for volunteering
For more information or to find out where your local Children’s and Family Wellbeing Service is please click here