Definition of Safeguarding

“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.“

Keeping Children Safe In Education
Statutory guidance for schools and colleges
September 2022

Our Commitment to Safeguarding and Child Protection

Windsor Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will endeavour to ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Safeguarding Contacts in School

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Rena Patel (Terrific for Twos Co-ordinator)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – David McCallin (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead-Rachel Taylor (IP Teacher)

Communication with Parents

Our school will always discuss concerns with parents/carers and consent for any referrals should be sought unless to do so would:

  • Place the child at risk of significant harm or further risk of significant harm.

  • Place a vulnerable adult at risk of harm.

  • Compromise any enquiries that need to be undertaken by children’s social care or the police.

The school will endeavour to ensure that parents have an understanding of the responsibilities placed on the school and staff for safeguarding children.

In the best interests of safeguarding children there may be occasions when the school has to consult with other agencies without a parent or carer’s prior knowledge. Our first concern and responsibility is the child’s welfare and we have a duty to protect children first and always. Such consultation may result in a formal referral which could prompt visits from social care and/or the police. We fully understand that this can be a very distressing set of circumstances. Our school will follow the procedures required by the Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together.

Reporting a Concern of Abuse or Neglect

If you have concerns that a child you know is at risk of serious harm through abuse of neglect it is important that you report your worries to the correct agency.

The link below will take you to the Wolverhampton Safeguarding website.

Wolverhampton Safeguarding

For concerns relating to children and young people please call 01902 555392.

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass – letter for parents and carers Operation Encompass Safeguarding Statement

Useful Websites

Safeguarding Together During Covid-19

Wolverhampton Safeguarding
On this site you will be able to find the form for Safeguarding Referrals.



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