Useful documents

You can access the Safeguarding policy here.

Click here for the Whistle Blowing Policy.

Staff Lateness and Absence policy can be found here.

Information about the safeguarding team can be found here.

You can access the Uniform policy here.

You can access the Uniform policy here.

Click here to see the safeguarding chart.

Key safeguarding and child protection points to remember


What is Safeguarding: Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

This means:

Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment

Preventing harm to children’s health or development

Ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care

Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

The types of abuse that you must watch out for are: Physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic abuse and radicalisation.

Some signs and symptoms of abuse are if the child is: Bruises or marks in unusual places or in a regular pattern, withdrawn, suddenly behaves differently, anxious, clingy, depressed, aggressive, problems sleeping, soils clothes, takes risks, unexplained absences, changes in eating habits or constantly hungry, obsessive / repetitive behaviour, nightmares, change in attitude to children different to themselves or of a different gender, apprehensive about certain adults. If parental/carer behaviour or engagement changes.

If you suspect abuse you should bring this to the attention of:

The designated safeguarding lead (DSL) – Hannah McCarthy

The deputy designated safeguarding lead (DDSL) – Lucy Brown

If you are not happy with the action that they have taken or they do not take any action this should be reported to the Local Authority Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 020 8496 2310/2317.

If you suspect a fellow employee of abusing a child this should be reported to the DSO unless the allegation is about the DSO in which case this should be reported to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on 020 84963646.

If you make an allegation about another member of staff this is called ‘Whistle Blowing’. If you see something that you are concerned about it is your duty to bring this to the attention of the DSO, DDSO, Director or LADO.


The Prevent Duty Guidance (2015) made it a statutory requirement for all nurseries to protect children from radicalisation and to promote British Values. We can build pupils resilience by promoting fundamental British Values and enabling them to challenge extremist views.

The fundamental British Values in this context are;


The rule of law,

Individual liberty,

Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

These values should be promoted within our planning wherever possible.

We should also be vigilant for the signs of radicalisation for example refusal to play with children from a different background to themselves, racist or sexist language, violent play or changes to patterns of behaviour that may indicate exposure to materials of concern for example inappropriate videos on social media. This also applies to change in parental behaviour, appearance or engagement