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Safe and Secure Environment

Nell Gwynn Nursery School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others. We aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of children by protecting them from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

The School’s Child Protection (CP) policy draws upon duties conferred by the Children Acts 1989 and 2004, The Children and Families Act 2014, S175 of the 2002 Education Act, The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 (for independent schools), and the guidance contained in “Working Together to Safeguard Children”, the DfE’s statutory guidance “Keeping children safe in education”, Ofsted Guidance and procedures produced by the London Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and the Southwark Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB). We also have regard to the advice contained in DfE’s “What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused” and “Information Sharing – Advice for practitioners”. The policy is applicable to all on and off-site activities undertaken by pupils whilst they are the responsibility of the School.

To visit Southwark’s Safeguarding Website, CLICK HERE.


Our Safeguarding Team

Our team of dedicated staff assigned to Safeguarding within our school are as follows:

  • Lynne Cooper – Designated Safeguarding Leader
  • Philippa Baker – Desginated Safeguarding Leader & Looked After Children
  • Ruby Annan-Nettey – Deputy Safeguarding Team Member
  • Sam Halls – Deputy Safeguarding Team Member
  • Kay Walsh – Deputy Safeguarding Team Member

Contact our team

For more information or if you have any questions, you can contact our Safeguarding team via the main office number or drop us an email on safeguarding@nellgwynn.southwark.sch.uk

Download our current Safeguarding Policy here.


National threat-level

The recent  rise in the national threat-level to ‘critical’ will mean more visible police patrols across London in the days ahead. Armed patrols will be visible at high-profile sites in our city, around transport hubs, and at major events. The armed forces may also be deployed at select locations to support their policing colleagues.

For  young people, we recognise that this increased security activity may be a source of concern; we feel it is important to provide the reassurance that this activity is the best way to keep Londoners safe, and the general advice to the public continues to be ‘be alert but not alarmed’.

To support  efforts in responding to recent events we wanted to take the opportunity to signpost a few websites which you may find useful:

  • The Educate Against Hate website is support by the Department for Education, and includes a wide range of resources and materials suitable for both primary and secondary schools in relation to extremism, radicalisation, and terrorism: www.educateagainsthate.com

 

 

  • Finally, for young pupils in particular, the team at BBC Newsround have put together an excellent page of advice and reassurance for those worried or frightened after these events: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/13865002

 

Underwear rules guide for parents/carers of children with autism

Although the information is specifically targeted for parents/carers of children with autism, we are sure the advice it contains will be helpful for parents/carers of all young children.

View the information HERE.


Protecting against Radicalization & FGM links

Please click on the links below to find out more.


Mental Health Links


Downloads

For more information, please download the documents below.