What is Safeguarding?

Little Berries Preschool is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. All adults in our community work together to protect our children. It is our highest priority.

Safeguarding means:

  • Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • Preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • Ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mary Elia. The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Paula Morgan.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.

Parents and carers work in partnership with the preschool, and we recognise that from time to time you may need support.

If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other child at Little Berries Preschool, please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead who knows who to contact for the best advice and help and is experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.

We have a Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place at the preschool. Please follow the link below to our Policies page to read our current Safeguarding Policy.