Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults is EVERYONE’S responsibility.

Definition of safeguarding:


• protecting children from maltreatment 
• preventing impairment of children’s health or development
• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
(Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings, 2019)

Safeguarding refers to all children, whilst Child Protection refers distinctly to children who are suffering, or at risk of suffering harm. Child protection aims to keep children safe where there is serious risk of harm. Serious risk of harm may arise from a single event or a serious of concerns over time. 
 

https://www.safeguardinginschools.co.uk/

 

At Edale Stepping Stones Nursery and Childcare Centre 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. 

 

Useful information and links for staff, parents and carers:

Derbyshire County Council’s Starting Point is the first point of contact and referral service for children who live in Derbyshire:

01629 533190

(This is 365 days per year and includes out of hours)
 

Ofsted

0300 123 1231
 

NSPCC

0808 800 5000
 

Government helpline for extremism concerns

020 7340 7264
                                                              

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is the Head of Centre, Naomi Compton.

 

The Safeguarding Trustee is Cathy Spingys.

 

The Head of Centre and Vice Chair have completed safer recruitment training.

 

All staff under-take annual safeguarding training and have regular updates. Safeguarding is included in Trustee meetings, staff meetings and staff supervision.

 

All staff, Trustees and volunteers have appropriate enhanced DBS and other relevant checks.

The NSPCC website has a lot of helpful information on all aspects of child safety and support for parents and carers including the TalkPANTS resources,

 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/
https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/schools/pants-teaching
https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/safeguarding-child-protection
Childline https://www.childline.org.uk/

Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP) has age related resources for staying safe online:


https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 

The following links also deal with online safety and have pages specifically for professionals as well as parents and carers:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/
https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers  
https://www.childnet.com/teachers-and-professionals

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

 

Fire safety 
https://www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/community/schools

 

Water safety
https://www.stwater.co.uk/about-us/education-zone/education-zone/

 

Road safety
https://www.think.gov.uk/education-resources/

 

Healthy eating
https://vegpower.org.uk/

 

More links from the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
https://www.ddscp.org.uk/parents-and-carers/

 

Derbyshire County Council has information for Coronavirus resources and mental health links


https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/schools/schools-parents.aspx


https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/mental-health-and-wellbeing/young-peoples-mental-health/young-peoples-mental-health.aspx

 

The LullabyTrust


https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/safer-sleep-advice/

Please feel free to contact the staff if you need any further help, we have resources and leaflets available in the centre.

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