‘Safeguarding Children is everyone’s responsibility’
At Stars Day Nurseries we are committed to the sharing of vital information to be able to effectively promote the welfare and to safeguard children, staff, young people and families through accurate recording, sharing of information and understanding when to take appropriate action in relation to any known or suspected abuse.
Stars Day Nurseries are committed to meeting the statutory requirements for the Disclosure and Barring Service to ensure that checks are made on all employees, and criteria is met to ensure all staff are appropriate to work with children and young people. We ensure that up to date Safeguarding policy and procedures are well maintained and are reflective of the communities in which we work. We endeavor to ensure that all staff, young people and volunteers undergo rigorous safeguarding training at induction into Stars Day Nurseries and continue to upskill on a regular basis.
At Stars Day Nurseries staff, young people or volunteers coming into contact with children will: -
- Understand how to identify potential indicators of signs of abuse or neglect
- Have read, signed and understood the Stars Day Nursery Safeguarding Policy
- Have appropriate understanding of expectations about their role and designated responsibilities within the team.
- Understand how to effectively communicate, record and respond to concerns.
- Have a duty to record information about meetings, telephone calls, interviews and any correspondence received.
- Be able to appropriately act upon concerns in line with the company procedures and the “Working Together to Safeguard Children” document.
All users of Stars Day Nurseries should expect to: -
- Be treated promptly with respect, honesty and courtesy.
- Have the wellbeing of their family considered at all times.
- Be listened to and taken seriously, regardless of the many varied levels of understanding within the local communities in which we are based.
- Be involved at all times in decisions that affect them and their families.
- Have their privacy and confidentiality respected at all times and without reservation. Information will only be shared with those who have a responsibility to know.
- Have their information kept confidentially and securely with due regard for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Be able to request and view any information which is kept about their child and family. Requests to view files must be made in writing to Debbie Aldridge, Area manager, 124-128 Dogsthorpe Road, Peterborough, PE1 3AL
Any requests must contain the child/family name in full, the child’s date of birth, the setting they attend, your relationship to the child and the date your child started at a Stars Day Nursery setting.
Please be aware that requests may take up to 28 days to process.