CleverClogs Nursery and Pre-school

Safeguarding Children Policy

Policy Statement

Our setting is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children within our setting; we will work 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 policy is based on the three key commitments of the settings Safeguarding Children Board.


Roles and Responsibilities

Staff, volunteers, parents and visitors

Safer Recruitment

The Nursery is committed to promoting awareness of child abuse issues throughout its training and learning programmes for adults. It is also committed to empowering young children, through its early childhood curriculum, promoting their right to be strong, resilient and listened to.




The Nursery is committed to responding promptly and appropriately to all incidents or concerns of abuse that
may occur and to work with statutory agencies in accordance with the procedures that are set down in ‘Working
together to safeguard children’ (2018)

Abuse and neglect

‘A form of maltreatment of a child. Somebody may abuse or neglect a child by inflicting harm, or by failing to act to prevent harm. Children may be abused in a family or in an institutional or community setting by those known to them or, more rarely, by others. Abuse can take place wholly online, or technology may be used to facilitate offline abuse. Children may be abused by an adult or adults, or another child or children.’ Working together to safeguard children (2018).’

Physical abuse

Emotional abuse

Sexual abuse


The process we follow if there is a concern raised about a child

Liaison with other agencies

Allegations against staff

Disciplinary action

E safety (cameras, mobile phones, video cameras and social networking sites)

Procedure for a child/ren who leave the setting un-expectantly

All children who are absent from nursery will have the reason logged on the day sheets, this ensure that we are aware of why the child/ren are not attending nursery. Any child/ren that leave the setting un-expectantly where concerns have been raised about the family the safeguarding lead practitioner would contact CAD’s 03448 008021

Prevent Duty

Within our setting we follow a prevent of duty policy which is ‘a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. (The prevent of duty June 2015).

In order to ensure that we safeguard the children within care we follow our safeguarding policy and ensure that we promote British Values within our setting through the curriculum focusing on personal social and emotional development and understanding of the world. British values are:

Under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 we have a duty to refer any concerns of extremism.

Staff are alert to harmful behaviours by influential adults in the child’s life. This may include discriminatory and/or extremist discussions between parents, family and/or staff members. We take action when we observe behaviour of concern. Staff are able to identify children who may be vulnerable to radicalization, and know what to do when they are identified. We assess the risk of children being drawn into terrorism, and work in partnership with local partners such as the police, Prevent Co-ordinators, Channel Police Practitioners and their LSCB, to take account of local risks and respond appropriately. We are able to make referrals to local Channel Panels, Channel Police Practitioners or the LSCB, if there are concerns that an individual may be vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism or extremism

We can talk in confidence about the concerns and gain advice from the Department for Education helpline (020 7340 7264) to enable staff to raise concerns relating to extremism directly.

Modern Slavery

Child trafficking and modern slavery is becoming a more frequent form of child abuse. Children are recruited, moved, transported and then exploited, forced to work or are sold on.

Modern slavery is a term that covers:

Victims of modern slavery are also likely to be subjected to other types of abuse such as physical, sexual and emotional abuse.

For an adult or child to have been a victim of human trafficking there must have been:

Procedure: When a concern is raised about slavery or trafficking then we will follow our above safeguarding procedure. If the child (or adult) is at risk of immediate harm then the police will be called, otherwise the local authority will be contacted and the referral process will be followed.

Safeguarding also links to these policies outlined below and can be found within the policy and procedure policy:


Equal opportunities

Administering medication

Behaviour management

Compliments and complaints

Failure to collect children

Children who go missing


Accidents and incidents

Whistle blowing

Procedures for staff discipline

Emergency evacuations

Intimate care


Safer recruitments

Key person


Parental partnerships

Legal framework

Primary legislation

Secondary legislation

Further Guidance


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Norwich NR5 OSG

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Norwich NR4 6XF

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