SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS!
Here at Hillborough Infant and Nursery School we believe that Safeguarding children is everyone’s business!
We believe that safeguarding is the responsibility of all adults working or volunteering within our school. The culture of this school is one that is safe for children and unsafe for adults that may pose a risk to children. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children.
Safeguarding is defined as –
· Protecting children from maltreatment;
· Preventing impairment of children's health or development;
· Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
· Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
(Working Together, DfE 2018)
In general, we will discuss any safeguarding and child protection concerns with parents/carers before approaching other agencies, and will seek their consent when making a referral to another agency. A member of staff will speak to parents/carers after consultation with the Designated Safeguarding Lead. However there may be occasions when the school will contact another agency before informing parents/carers, if it considers that there may be a risk of significant harm to the child. We are guided in all decisions by the Luton Safeguarding Children Board a link to their website can be found under ‘Useful Links.’
The purpose of Hillborough Infant and Nursery School’s Safeguarding Policy and guidelines is to provide a secure framework for our workforce in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of those pupils who attend our school.
Our Safeguarding Policy is reviewed annually, and can be found on our policies page.
If you would like a copy of this policy please contact the school office.