Safeguarding is defined as protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of health and/or development ensuring children grow up in the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
At Baylis Court Nursery School staff, parents and carers all have a shared responsibility to keep children safe from harm.
The Head Teacher is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who must be contacted immediately should you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of being harmed or if you receive a disclosure from a child or other adult. You can also contact Mrs Bhachu or Mrs Maini who are the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads appropriately trained in safeguarding children.
All staff, volunteers and students are checked by the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and subject to an enhanced DBS check to ensure their suitability to work with children, that they are appropriately qualified, they are who they say they are and have the right to work in the UK. Staff receive safeguarding and paediatric first aid training which is updated every three years.
We have an overarching Safeguarding Policy which incorporates the range of documents and policies which relate to the safeguarding responsibilities of the school (all links below). We follow the Berkshire Local safeguarding Children Board online procedures (link below) which includes a chapter on supporting children and young people vulnerable to violent extremism (chapter 37). We also refer to the UK government Prevent strategy 2011.
As part of our safeguarding responsibilities we may be required to liaise with other agencies such as health professionals, Slough Borough Council Children’s Social Care, the police and Slough Early Help Assessment.
As part of our safeguarding procedures we do not allow mobile phone use on site.
Please follow these links for further information
National Society for Protection from Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) Tips and Advice for Keeping Your Child Safe from Sexual Abuse
The NSPCC has introduced the resource Talk PANTS. This resource provides advice and support to use when your child needs to understand that their body belongs to them, and they should tell someone they trust if anything makes them feel upset or worried.