Middleton Cheney Pre School strives to work with children, parents and the community to ensure the rights of children and young people.
We are committed to not only promoting awareness of child abuse issues but also to empowering children through our curriculum which promotes their right to be strong, resilient and listened to. We are determined to build a ‘culture of safety’ in which children and young people are protected from abuse and harm in all areas of our service delivery.
Our Designated Person who coordinates child and young person protection issues is Jacqui Edwards (Manager).
When the setting is open but the Designated person is not onsite, a trained Deputy is available for staff and parents to discuss concerns. Our Deputy Designated Person is Linda Harvey (Deputy Manager).
Our Director who is responsible for Safeguarding is Kathryn Bannister (Director).
Staff have an up to date knowledge of Safeguarding issues and an understand that Safeguarding is their responsibility. They renew their Safeguarding qualification every two years, as well as receiving ongoing in house training.
We are committed to responding promptly and appropriately to all incidents, allegations and concerns of abuse that may occur and to work with statutory agencies in accordance with procedures set down in ‘What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused’ (HMG 2015).
In relation to radicalisation and extremism, we follow the Prevent Duty guidelines for England and Wales published by the Home Office and LSCB Procedures responding to radicalisation.
The setting follows ‘Safer Recruitment’ procedures and Enhanced Criminal Record and Barred List checks are carried out for staff and volunteers prior to their post being confirmed to ensure that no disqualified or unsuitable person works at the setting or has access to our children.
For more information on Safeguarding please see our Safeguarding Policies and additional information and flyers are available in the foyer.