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Safeguarding

Safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of children, is everyone’s responsibility and is defined by the DfE for childcare providers as:

• protecting children from maltreatment
• preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development
• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
• taking action if you identify or have concerns that children are suffering from, or are at risk of harm

As a provider, our company has a duty of care to children who attend. This means that by law we must take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the children and to protect them from harm.

All of our staff undertake Safeguarding training and our management team are all qualified Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Lauren McBride – General Manager

Claire Jones – Booker DSL
Sarah Barnard – Dovedale DSL
Rosemarie Whyte – Woolton DSL

Useful Links:
Keeping Children Safe in Education

LSCP – Information for Parents and Carers –
Raising safeguarding concerns regarding professionals and volunteers who work with children and young people