The Governors and Staff of Rowland Hill Nursery School fully recognise the contribution it makes to safeguarding children.  We recognise that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm.

All Staff and Governors believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.

The aims of this policy are:

To raise the awareness of both teaching and non-teaching staff of the need to safeguard children and of their responsibilities in identifying and reporting possible cases of abuse.

To support the child’s development in ways that will foster security, confidence and independence.

To provide a systematic means of monitoring children known or thought to be at risk of harm.

To develop a structured procedure within the school, that will be followed by all members of the school community in cases of suspected abuse.

To develop and promote effective working relationships with other agencies, especially the Police and Social Services.

To ensure that all adults within our school who have access to children have been checked as to their suitability.

If we suspect that a child is either being abused, neglected or at risk then we are required by law to report our concerns to Haringey’ s Children and Young Peoples Service.The school has designated teachers who are responsible for Child Protection. A copy of the Child Protection Handbook is available for inspection in school.