Safeguarding is EVERYONE’S responsibility.

Safeguarding Children Statement

The Tree House Day Nursery & Pre-School is required under the EYFS statutory framework to set out a statement on Safeguarding Children and the procedures that we have in place to protect all children in our care.

It is our legal duty to safeguard all children. Our  Safeguarding Lead is: Emma Kenna.  Our Deputy Safeguarding Lead is: Zoe Matton.

The designated safeguarding lead has received the appropriate training in safeguarding and child protection matters. They will continue to take additional training,
attend meetings and study publications to ensure that their knowledge remains current at all times. They will ensure this knowledge is passed on to all staff members.

All suspicious and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

Our policy in respect to Safeguarding Children is:

The Children Act (2006) states that the welfare of children is paramount, so our policy on Safeguarding Children has at its foundation the welfare of the child.
Due to the many hours of care we are providing to a child it is possible that staff maybe the first people to become aware that there is a problem, even before the
parent/carer. It is our policy to first carefully investigate the apparent abuse, neglect or welfare and respond/report appropriately.

All staff are aware of their responsibilities to Safeguarding Children and they receive on-going training to develop their knowledge. Important legislation, policies
and procedure documents and important reference material are readily available in the nursery for all staff at all times.

A key aspect of safeguarding is the vetting of applicants and prospective volunteers working with children to make sure they are not unsuitable. All members of staff at The Tree House Day Nursery are DBS checked before they are given any responsibility of caring for the children.

We require written permission from parents/carers prior to photographs being taken of their children and for the circulation of those pictures to be restricted in accordance with their instructions.