Westercraigs Nursery School

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Child Safety/Child Protection Policy

All education establishments and services must take positive steps to protect themselves by ensuring that programmes of health and personal safety are central to the curriculum, and must have in place a curriculum that ensures that children have a clear understanding of the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behaviour on the part of another person, no matter who.

Lesley Morrison – Head Teacher -is our Child Protection Co-ordinator.

As with other areas of the curriculum we will keep you informed of the health and personal safety programme of the nursery. 

All Schools, establishments and services must create and maintain a positive ethos and climate, which actively promotes child welfare and a safe environment. 

We do this by:

  • ensuring that children are respected and listened to
  • ensuring that a programme of health and personal safety is central to our curriculum
  • ensuring that staff are aware of child protection issues and procedures
  • establishing and maintaining close working relationships and arrangements with all other agencies to make sure that professionals collaborate effectively in protecting children.

Should any member of staff have any concerns regarding the welfare or safety of any child they must report these concerns to the Head Teacher.  The Head, or the person deputising for the Head, after judging that there may be grounds for concern regarding the welfare or safety of any pupil must then immediately advise the duty senior social worker at the local social work services area office of the circumstances.