Safeguarding and Child Protection
Safeguarding and child protection
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: 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; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm. It relates to aspects of school life including:
- pupils’ health and safety
- the use of reasonable force
- meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
- providing first aid
- educational visits
- intimate care
- internet or online safety
- appropriate arrangements to ensure school security, taking into account the local context
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
At Ashworth Nursery School we are committed to ensuring the children's safety and wellbeing needs are always met. In order to achieve this, we have designated safeguarding leaders. If you would like to discuss a safeguarding issue please contact any member of the team and we will assist you.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Victoria Burnside, our Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Humaira Jalgaonkar.
Prevent Duty Lead
Our Prevent Duty Lead is Mrs Victoria Burnside
For more information regarding the Prevent Strategy please see the Revised Prevent Duty Guidance link below:
children have access to a progressive online safety curriculum that ensures that children are able to safely achieve the Early Years Foundation Stage, Early Learning Goals by the end of the Foundation Stage, in particular:
- Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes.
To ensure children have access to an age-appropriate Online Safety curriculum that is flexible, relevant and engages their interest; depending on the child’s ability, we:
- Introduce age appropriate rules which are displayed for adults in the building and are referred to regularly
- Teach children to respect others when taking images of video
- Talk about what to do if they see anything they are unhappy about on the computer/ device
- Model using webcams safely and ensure reference to appropriate dress
- Talk about being kind to each other when using technology to communicate
- Talk about how people stay safe when using technology e.g. not talking to strangers, not giving away their home address
- Before using a new device or online resource, children are taught how to use it safely and appropriately. This is reinforced regularly.
Online Safety Lead
Smartie the Penguin
School Web Filtering Information
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school's trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child's day better and giving them a better tomorrow.
Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.
If you would like some more information you can view online at https://www.operationencompass.org/