Safeguarding Overview

Our designated person/lead for safeguarding is: Pam Biddulph 07756 029105

Deputy designated person is: Emma Lambri 07756 029105

Our designated officer is: Jenny Walker jennyflower0512@aol.com

Ofsted telephone number: 0300 123 1231

Online safety advice for pre-school aged children 

Online safety tips for parents of pre-school children 0-5 year olds leaflet can be reviewed here 

For more information go to Childnet

Little Doves Christian Pre-School Safeguarding Children Overview

Little Doves Christian Pre-School Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults Policy. 

This policy is reviewed annually.

MISSION STATEMENT

We intend to provide a first-class pre-school service, in a safe and caring environment, where children’s welfare is treated as the highest priority.

Furthermore, we are committed to:

LITTLE DOVES CHRISTIAN PRE-SCHOOL POLICY

We acknowledge that children can be the victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and neglect. We also recognise the need to build constructive links with statutory and voluntary child protection agencies and recognise that no community is immune to abuse. We recognise our responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children entrusted in our care.


PREVENTING ABUSE BY GOOD PRACTICE

RESPONDING TO ALLEGATIONS OF ABUSE

Under no circumstances should a member of staff carry out their own investigation into the allegation
or suspicion of abuse. The person in receipt of allegations or suspicions of abuse will do the following:

In the absence of the designated person, or if the suspicions in any way involve the designated person then the report should be made to Emma Lambri (hereafter referred to as the backup designated person) tel no: 07756 029105. If the suspicions implicate both the designated person and the backup designated person, then the report should be made in the first instance to the designated officer Jenny Walker at jennyflower0512@aol.com  or Social Services Local Area Designated Officer (LADO) 0333 013 9797 (out of hours Social services 0315 606 1212)

For children deemed to be “at risk”, the local Social Services office contact is:

Children and Families Hub on 0345 603 7627 and ask for the 'Priority Line'. Out of hours: (Mon-Thurs 5.30pm-9am. Fri & Bank Holidays 4.30pm-9am) 0345 606 1212

Failing this call the Police on 101. Your call may then be given to the Police Child Protection Team. 

Consult SET Procedures (Southend, Essex and Thurrock Procedures)

The role of the designated person, the backup designated person (and if necessary the designated officer) is to collate and clarify the precise details of the allegation or suspicion and pass this information on to the Social
Services Department. It is Social Services task to investigate the matter under Section 47 of the Children
Act 1989.


ALLEGATIONS OF PHYSICAL INJURY OR NEGLECT

If a child has a physical injury or symptom of neglect, the designated person or the backup designated person will:

ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE

In the event of allegations or suspicions of sexual abuse, the designated person or the backup designated person will:

APPOINTMENT, SUPPORT, SUPERVISION & TRAINING OF LEADERS & WORKERS

The Little Doves Christian Pre-School trustees will ensure all workers will be appointed, trained, supported
and supervised in accordance with the principles set out in government guidelines and Early Years Alliance.


SUPPORT TO THOSE AFFECTED BY ABUSE

The Little Doves Christian Pre-School trustees are committed to offering pastoral care, working with statutory agencies as appropriate, and support to those who have been affected by abuse.


Date: February 2023