At St. Thomas Centre Nursery School we follow the Procedures from Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Safeguarding Children's Board (BSCB) which includes the Government's PREVENT strategy.
St Thomas Centre Nursery is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care at all times.afeguarding children is a priority at this Nursery.
We value all of our children and families. We celebrate our rich cultural and religious diversity and promote mutual respect. We are an inclusive setting and our ethos and curriculum enables children to be independent learners- making choices and building strong relationships particularly with their peers. We encourage this by structuring the environment and timetable to enable individual, paired, small and large group activity. We have certain rules that children and adults must follow. This enables a safe learning environment. All of these form our framework for promoting British values-democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faith and beliefs
Safeguarding means proactively seeking to involve the whole community in keeping Children safe and promoting their welfare.
Child protection is a central part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It is the process of protecting individual children identified as either suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect.
At St Thomas Centre Nursery School we follow the policies and procedure from Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board, which includes the government PREVENT strategy.
When you leave your child you can be confident that they are in safe hands. All staff have appropriate and regularly updated Safeguarding training. We have robust recruitment procedures and all our staff have enhanced DBS checks. Staff have a legal obligation to record any concerns or injuries regrading a child. The nursery follows Local Authority Child Protection procedure and may, in the interest of a child's safety, on occasions have to contact other agencies such as Health and Social Care.
The nursery has a detailed Safeguarding Policy which is regularly reviewed, click below to download
Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy for Schools, Educational Settings and Providers of Education Services for Children (September 2018)
Additional Safeguarding Training:
All staff have received PREVENT training (June 2017),
Class Based staff : Team Teach (September 2016, September 2017)
Paediatric First Aid Training (September 2016)
Safer Recruitment Training:
Lauren Davidson (updated 17.11.16
Alison Harris (updated 15.12.15)
Sally Andrews (updated 15.12.15)
DNA Monitoring Training:
Lauren Davidson (September 2016)
Lauren Coates (January 2020)
Useful Safeguarding Links
We hope you will find the Web links below useful.
The Children's Advice and Support Service (CASS) provides a single point of contact for professionals and members of the public who want to seek support or raise concerns about a child.
Monday to Thursday: 8:45am to 5:15pm
Friday: 8:45am to 4:15pm
Telephone: 0121 303 1888
Telephone: 0121 675 4806
St Thomas Centre Nursery School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the well being of all children and expects our parents, staff and volunteers to share this commitment
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre has some useful information for parents to help keep themselves and their children safe online.
This website gives Parents, Teachers and School Leaders advice on protecting children and young people from Extremism and Radicalisation.
The NSPCC is the UK's leading children's charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.
We have been making the most of the sunshine this week at nursery. However, during this hot weather it is important to keep all children safe and protected from the sun's harmful rays. All children, regardless of skin colour, are at risk of sun burn and skin cancer. We have a duty of care to protect all children from the harmful effects of the sun at all times.
We have been teaching children to protect themselves from the sun by following these guidelines:
- Wearing a nursery sun hat with added neck protection at all times
- applying their own sun cream* supported by an adult.
- Drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
*Sun cream provided by the nursery is Nivea Children: SPF50, or parents can provide their own cream.
Click to Download our Sun Safety Policy for more information.