UNICEF Article 19
Protection from violence, abuse and neglect
At Newtown Nursery School we are committed to safeguarding all children. We actively promote children’s well-being and know that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. All members of Newtown Nursery School work as a team to ensure children’s needs are met.
We have a team of Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) who are responsible for ensuring the children are kept safe and the correct procedures are followed by everyone.
The DSLs are your first point of contact if you have any concerns regarding a child's safety and wellbeing. You can find them here:
What is Safeguarding and Child Protection?
Local Authorities and schools are legally required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This includes a broad range of issues e.g. Health and Safety, bullying, meeting medical needs, first aid, school security, drugs and substance use.
Child Protection process of protecting individual children identified as either suffering, or at risk of suffering significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect. The policies we have; show the routes we take to ensure the safety of all children.
Staff have a legal obligation to safeguard children’s welfare. This includes recording any injuries affecting a child and as a result we may have to contact another agency such as Social Services and Health without consulting parents first. The school follows the Local Authority guidelines and procedures for child protection. The school has its own policy and staff are trained in child protection issues. All staff and volunteers have enhanced DBS checks.
If your child has an accident, it will be recorded and you will be informed. If there is a serious injury, we will make every effort to contact you immediately. Please ensure that we always have a current contact number.
If you have any concerns about child protection or safeguarding and are unable to contact our school then please contact:
Children’s Advice & Support Service (CASS) on 0121 303 1888.
Outside of normal office hours please call 0121 675 4806 for the Emergency Duty Team.
Our safeguarding policy can be found here: