At Toad Hall Nursery we are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is a central part of our holistic approach to ensure that:
- Children are protected from abuse and neglect
- Every child reaches their full potential
What we do to safeguard children at Toad Hall Nursery
Wherever worrying changes are observed in a child’s behaviour, physical condition or appearance, a specific and confidential record will be set up, separate from the usual developmental progress records. The record will include, in addition to the name, address and age of the child; timed and dated observations, describing objectively the child’s behaviour/appearance, without comment or interpretation; where possible, the exact words spoken by the child; be dated and the name and signature of the recorder. Such records will be kept in a separate file and will not be accessible to other people other than the nursery owner/manager/DSL’s or other members of staff where appropriate. Toad Hall Nursery has a duty under the Berkshire West Children’s safeguarding Partnership to maintain records of any concerns, which may, may not be available to parents.
Our Safeguarding Policies and Procedures can be found in the policies and procedures section.
Please click on the link below to be directed to the relevant sites.
Berkshire West Children’s Safeguarding Partnership
What to do if your worried a child was being abused
Emotional neglect and emotional abuse in pre-school children
Young person’s guide to keeping safe
Fire safety for parents and child carers
Social media guidance for parents
Leaflet on bruising and immobile Children
Grasping the nettle – Alcohol and domestic abuse
Useful contact numbers
Early Help Hub (Referral Safeguarding Team)
01189 088002 r&[email protected]
Thames Valley Police
Early Years Team