Safeguarding Policy

My responsibility as a childcarer is to ensure the safety and welfare of all the children in my care are in line with the procedures laid out by The Safeguarding Children Board is responsible for producing Safeguarding Children Procedures based on national guidelines set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children (Dept of Education & Skills). It monitors the effectiveness of the Procedures systematically and amends them as it becomes necessary.

The EYFS says a lot about safeguarding children and promoting their welfare and its links to every aspect of children’s learning and development. The main idea is that children learn best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them.

I have received local authority approved training on Safeguarding Children and am aware of the signs and symptoms of child abuse, physical, emotional and sexual, and those of neglect. You can rest assured that your confidential information and details about your child/ren remains protected under Data Protection laws however I would like to take this opportunity to make the following statement;

If I have reason to believe that any child in my care is being abused or that I have concerns in any way I will report the matter to the Duty Social Worker for Social Services, Child protection Team. Under these circumstances I may not be able to keep information relating to your child confidential, but will need to share it with; (but not limited to)

  • Social Services
  • Local Authorities
  • MARU
  • Ofsted
  • Police(if requested)

A copy of “ ‘Working Together’ (2018)” booklet is available for you to read if required. This sets out the guidelines for how I must record any incidents and disclosures and the procedures I must follow.

The Bournemouth and Poole area is covered by:

Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership

Telephone: 01202 458873

If you have any questions about this policy then please contact me to discuss.

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Date Created: 5th January 2020
Updated: 19th May 2022