Keeping Your Child Safe

Safeguarding

“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.“ KCSIE 

Valley Nursery School's Commitment to Safeguarding & Child Protection

Policies and Information

At Valley Nursery School we are committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect everyone who works in our school to share this commitment.

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Adults in our school take all welfare concerns seriously and encourage children and young people to talk to us about anything that may worry them.

Communication with Parents

Our school will always discuss concerns with parents/carers and consent for any referrals should be sought unless to do so would:

 

  • Place the child at risk of significant harm or further risk of significant harm.

  • Place a vulnerable adult at risk of harm.

  • Compromise any enquiries that need to be undertaken by children’s social care or the police.

 

The school will endeavour to ensure that parents have an understanding of the responsibilities placed on the school and staff for safeguarding children.

In the best interests of safeguarding children there may be occasions when the school has to consult with other agencies without a parent or carer’s prior knowledge. Our first concern and responsibility is the child’s welfare and we have a duty to protect children first and always. Such consultation may result in a formal referral which could prompt visits from social care and/or the police. We fully understand that this can be a very distressing set of circumstances. Our school will follow the procedures required by the Walsall Safeguarding Children Board.

 

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Dawn Kelly (Head Teacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ian Morris (Deputy Head Teacher)

School Safeguarding Leads

If you have any concerns about a child please speak to one of the School’s Designated Leads for Safeguarding:

Useful Links & Downloads

Online Safety

Behaviour

Advice on managing your child’s behaviour.

Babies

Advice and tips for new parents.

Online Safety

Safety On The Road

Advice on car and road safety.

Safety Outdoors

Advice on keeping safe when enjoying the outdoors.

Valley Nursery School, Blakenall Heath, Blakenall, Walsall, WS3 1HT

Email: postbox@valley.walsall.sch.uk     Tel:  01922 710518

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