Safeguarding means protecting children from maltreatment, and preventing the impairment of children’s health (both physical and mental), or development.

Safeguarding procedures ensure children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.

At Orleton Pre-school, we take our responsibilities very seriously, and have an effective Safeguarding Policy in place, as well as a Whistleblowing Policy.

All new staff are subject to a rigorous set of checks prior to commencing work at the setting, including Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks, and reference checks. Any gaps in employment history must be adequately explained, and no-one without a current CRB check will ever have unsupervised access to any of the children.

In addition, we have risk assessment procedures in place to ensure the environment is safe and secure.

All staff are paediatric first aid qualified, should children require treatment.

If at any time you have any concerns about the welfare of any child in the setting, please speak to the Manager, or Assistant Manager in the first instance. Please read our Safeguarding Policy to ensure you understand procedures.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Tara Morris- Manager

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Polly Smith – Deputy Manager