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Safeguarding Statement

Little Red Hen day nursery is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in
our care. We believe that children have a right to play and learn in a supportive, caring and
safe environment and we believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to keep all of our children safe from accidents, harm and protected from all types of abuse.

All staff have safeguarding training and are vigilant for signs of any child in distress and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our nursery please
talk to the nursery’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who is our Deputy Manager, Hollie Garratt.

We are all committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and have procedures in place to monitor and ensure safe practices at all times. Our comprehensive safeguarding policy is shared with all parents and staff and available to read in all rooms. It explains how we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.

We will ensure that our concerns about children are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that doing so would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to the DSL as soon as possible the same day.

If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another
member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this
will be reported to the DSL in confidence, who will deal with and /or refer the matter to the Nursery Manager/Owner, who will consider what action to take. If this relates to the Nursery Manager the matter will be referred directly to the LADO.

We have 4 x DSL’s, to ensure that at least are on the premises at any one time.  Their training is renewed every 2 years.