Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility
Ensuring all children are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted is of paramount importance to us. All our staff receive training annually and if any legislative changes are introduced during the year - e.g. the new Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 which came into force on 5th September 2016, we ensure that this information is shared immediately. Our Governors also undertake training and safeguarding is a standing item on all Committee agendas.
Kelly Paulowski is our Designated Safeguarding Lead and she is supported by Carole Scanlan who is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead so there is always someone in the nursery who has a high level of expertise in all aspects of safeguarding and child protection. We also have a named Governor responsible for safeguarding - Terry Wright.
If you have concerns regarding children’s safety and protection, it is essential that you contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads.
All school staff, governors and volunteers have to have Disclosure and Barring Service checks. A record called the Single Central Record records all these as well as other safeguarding and identity checks. It also lists date of training attended.
Below are links to Safeguarding information for Whitehills Nursery School. If you would like a paper copy please see a member of staff.
Please click links below.
Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) is a statutory board which was set up as part of the Children Act 2004. NSCB ensures that all organisations that work with children work together to keep children and young people safe from harm. NSCB undertakes this role through providing training, the development of policies and procedures and awareness raising. Further information about the Board can be found through this link.