Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

My wraparound setting works with children, parents and the community to ensure the rights and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life.  Our safeguarding children’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with the recommendations of Essex Safeguarding Children Board SET procedures. (Available online https://www.escb.co.uk/2423 - dated May 2022)

I am Lisa Brazier and I have been an Ofsted Registered Childminder since April 2010 with over 14 years of experience.  I am passionate about providing children a safe and welcoming environment where they can play, learn, relax and enjoy making memories.

My current Registration Certificate dated 1 March 2022 is to comply with the Compulsory and Voluntary parts of the Childcare Register and my Insurance Certificates for Childcare, Staff and Public Liability are renewable 22 April 2024,

The following Policies and Procedures are available on request.

The Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and Procedures covers:

  • Underpinning legislation.
  • Definitions of safeguarding / child protection.
  • Safeguarding / child protection statement.
  • Thresholds of need.
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse.
  • Ofsted reporting requirements.
  • Action to be taken if there is a safeguarding concern about a child.
  • Action to be taken if a child makes a safeguarding disclosure.
  • Action to be taken if an allegation is made against the provider or a staff / family member.
  • Mobile phone and camera policy.
  • Supporting vulnerable children. SENCO Information
  • Attendance monitoring.
  • The Prevent Duty.
  • Online safety.
  • Record keeping and ICO registration.
  • Partnership working.
  • Sharing the policy with staff and parents.
  • Additional safeguarding information.
  • Designated safeguarding lead signature.

 

Appendices cover:

  • Local Authority threshold of need.
  • Definitions and symptoms of abuse.
  • Reporting to Ofsted.
  • Contact details and noticeboard poster.
  • Recording disclosures.
  • Ofsted parent poster.
  • Additional policies.
  • Additional safeguarding information.
  • Training and Qualifications
  • Covid-19
  • Staff Recruitment