Holy Angels Pre-school will work with children, parents and the community to ensure the rights and safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
All of our staff are Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) or Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked. We also insist on having two written references, regular appraisals and supervisions. All our staff are aware of all of our policies and procedures and we ensure that they are up to date with any changes.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) (a member of staff) who co-ordinates child, young person and vulnerable adult protection is Angie Baldwin. The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) Julie Hanlon will take on the role should the DSL be unavailable.
All our Early Years Practitioners have completed Level 3 Safeguarding. Two other members of Holy Angels staff, Sue Halmshaw and Dahra Pike will take on the role should the DSL or DDSL be unavailable.
Annika Palmer is our Trustee with responsibility for Safeguarding.
Key commitment 1
We are committed to building a 'culture of safety' in which children, young people and vulnerable adults are protected from abuse and harm in all areas of our service delivery.
Key commitment 2
We are committed to responding promptly and appropriately to all incidents, allegations or concerns of abuse that may occur and to work with statutory agencies in accordance with the procedures that are set down in 'What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused' (HMG, 2015) and the Care Act 2014.
Key commitment 3
We are committed to promoting awareness of child abuse issues throughout our training and learning programmes for adults. We are also committed to empowering children through our early childhood curriculum, promoting their right to be strong, resilient and listened to.