Safeguarding

At Rossall nothing is more important to us than the wellbeing of our students, this page contains our safeguarding policy documents and outlines the process for raising safeguarding concerns at the school.

At Rossall Nursery we work with children, parents, external agencies, and the community to ensure the welfare and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life. Children have the right to be treated with respect, be helped to thrive and to be safe from any abuse in whatever form.

We support the children within our care, protect them from maltreatment and have robust procedures in place to prevent the impairment of children’s health and development.

In our setting we strive to protect children from the risk of radicalisation, and we promote acceptance and tolerance of other beliefs and cultures (please refer to our inclusion and equality policy for further information).

Safeguarding is a much wider subject than the elements covered within this single policy, therefore this document should be used in conjunction with the nursery’s other policies and procedures.

This policy works alongside these other specific policies to cover all aspects of child protection:

Online safety
● Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
● Prevent Duty and Radicalisation
● Domestic Violence, Honour Based Violence (HBV) and Forced Marriages
● Looked After Children

Legal framework and definition of safeguarding
● Children Act 1989 and 2004
● Childcare Act 2006
● Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
● Children and Social Work Act 2017
● The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 2017
● Working together to safeguard children 2018
● Keeping children safe in education 2018
● Data Protection Act 2018
● What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused 2015
● Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, in relation to this policy is defined
as:

● Protecting children from maltreatment
● Preventing the impairment of children’s health or development

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