At Truro Nursery School we work with children, parents, external agencies and the community to ensure the welfare and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life. Children have the right to be treated with respect, be helped to thrive and to be safe from any abuse in whatever form. Safeguarding is everybody’s business. Truro Nursery School is committed to ensuring that all our children are safe and feel safe; that children, parents/carers and staff are able to talk about any safeguarding concerns and feel assured that they will be listened to; and that all staff and volunteers are aware of and implement safeguarding procedures and guidance, including what to do if they suspect a child may be experiencing, or be at risk of, harm.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead for child protection and Children in Care Lead is Mrs Sue Thrower and the Deputy Designated lead is Miss Catherine Stephens and Mrs Helen Adams. Our governor for safeguarding is our Governor Mrs Rachel Heffer. Mrs Sue Thrower is also our Prevent Single Point of Contact (SPOC) and the lead for Child Sexual Exploitation.
All visitors to the school must report any safeguarding concerns to the office.
We encourage parents to be as informed as they possibly can about child protection and Esafety (keeping children safe on the internet). There is some very useful information on the think u know website https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends/ and https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/keeping-your-under-five-safe-online/(which is relevant to the early years):
What is Prevent?
The prevent strategy is a government strategy aiming to to reduce the threat to the UK from terrorism by stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
At Truro Nursery School we have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people including the most vulnerable. We believe that preventing children from radicalisation is no different to safeguarding them from other forms of potential harm and that this may include doing all we can to safeguard the wider family and community from radicalisation too.
What do we do?
Part of our duty is to promote British values e.g understanding right from wrong or encouraging respect for others. Further information can be found in our preventing radicalisation policy here:
Any concerns will be logged with our Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mrs Sue Thrower) or Deputy Safeguarding Lead (Ms Catherine Stephens or Mrs Helen Adams).
At Truro Nursery School we have undertaken staff training on the Prevent Strategy.
Channel works by partners jointly assessing the nature and the extent of the risk and where necessary, providing an appropriate support package tailored to the individual’s needs.
The three key stages of Channel are:
- Identify individuals at risk of being drawn into terrorism;
- Assess the nature and extent of that risk; and
- Develop the most appropriate support plan for the individuals concerned.
Want to know more?
Revised prevent duty guidance
Promoting British values