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 2021 , 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. If you need to contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub the contact number is 0300 126 1000.
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.
Pants- A campaign ran by the NSPCC, which helps parents, carers and teachers of 4-11 year olds to keep children safe from abuse. It takes a potentially tricky subject and gives us the tools to talk about it in an age appropriate way.
To ensure we keep all children safe at our nursery school we regard online safety as very high importance. All staff have been trained in online safety. Below are some links which will support your own and child's understanding of online safety.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) – provides lots of useful information to help keep your child safe online, about spotting the signs and dealing with exploitation. There are different areas of the website for parents and for children.
Thinkuknow (CEOP) – Keeping your child safe online – a checklist for parents and carers (CEOP). Please click on link.
Digital parenting - a publication that contains a wealth of up-to-date advice and information for parents and carers. Click on the bolded print to view.
DigiDuck’s Big Decision is a story book you can share with your child that will help them understand how to be a good friend online. Click link to read.
The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin is a story that explains how a child can keep safe on the internet. Click the link to read.
Keep kids safe online- mobile phones-https://www.o2.co.uk/help/online-safety