Woodside Pre School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff including students, volunteers and temporary staff to share this commitment. Claire Ewart is the Pre School Manager and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for Woodside with Elizabeth Roberts as the Pre School’s Deputy Manager and Deputy DSL.
All staff at Woodside Pre School undertake annual training on safeguarding children which provides them with the knowledge of protecting children effectively.
At Woodside all of our staff are responsible for
• Providing a safe environment for children to learn
• Identifying children who might be suffering or likely to suffer any harm and ensuring the appropriate action is taken aiming to keep the child safe at the Pre School and in their home.
If you notice anything relating to a child’s safety that you feel is a cause for concern, please ensure you discuss it immediately with Woodside’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).
For further information regarding the Safeguarding of Children procedures, please refer to our Safeguarding Policy which is under our policies section of our website. You can also view this in the entrance along with the pink safeguarding posters throughout the Pre School.
All staff follow the West Yorkshire Consortium Safeguarding Children Procedures which are consistent with "Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013". Through their day-to-day contact with students, staff have a crucial role to play in keeping children safe. Parents and Carers should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may be at risk, the Academy is required, as a part of local child protection procedures, to report their concerns to Social Services immediately.
Additional advice can be found on the following websites: