Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, which includes everyone under the age of 18, is defined 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.
Safeguarding is what we do for all our children and young people to keep them safe whilst in our care. At Ashmore Park and Phoenix Nursery Schools Federation we are committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect everyone who works in our School to share this commitment. Adults in our School take all welfare concerns seriously and encourage children and young people to talk to us about anything that may worry them.
If you have any concerns about a child please speak to one of the School’s Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Susan Lacey (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Jane Parocki (Deputy Headteacher)
Safeguarding Link Governor - Mrs Michelle Cook
Safeguarding includes protecting children from deliberate harm, whilst also focusing on aspects of School life, which includes the child’s health; safety and wellbeing, how we manage behaviour and meet the needs of children with medical conditions. It includes the arrangements for administering first aid, the provision of educational visits, E-Safety awareness and overall School security.
Useful Links and Downloads
Pantosaurus teaches children the underwear rule to keep themselves safe
Advice on managing your child's behaviour
Further guidance if you have any concerns
Keeping Your Child Healthy
Advice on Road Safety
Safety in and Out of the Home
Advice on keeping your child safe at home