Keeping Children Safe
At Parkview Nursery School we aim to provide a secure, happy and stimulating environment for all, where children not only fulfil their potential but also learn to respect and value both themselves and others. We strive to establish and maintain an ethos where children feel safe,secure and are encouraged to talk and are listened to.
This is achieved by giving the children a voice, respecting them, involving them, responding to them and through teaching them about their rights.
We include planned activities and opportunities for P.S.E. which equip children with the skills they need to stay safe from abuse and prepare them for adult life.
The staff at Parkview recognise that for children, good friendships and lines of communication with a trusted adult help prevention, especially for those at risk of, or suffering from abuse.
A copy of Parkview’s Safeguarding Policy is available for parents on request.
The staff at Parkview Nursery School are in a good position to keep a watchful eye on children and their safety and to protect them from abuse and neglect. If they have concerns they must inform the designated safeguarding lead for Child Protection, Mrs Macdonald immediately or in her absence Mrs Barrett. If necessary they will make a referral to Children’s Services to ensure the well-being of a pupil is safeguarded.
All referrals will be made through Cumbria’s Safeguarding Hub. Advice on whether to refer will also be sought.
0333 240 1727
Anybody with a concern about a child in Cumbria can contact Cumbria Safeguarding Hub on this single number.
As always, but especially with regard to safeguarding, if you would like to discuss any matter with a member of staff, please call in, telephone or email us.
Roles and Responsibilities
The designated person with responsibility for safeguarding is:
Mrs Amanda Macdonald
The deputy designated person with responsibility for safeguarding is:
Mrs Sheila Barrett
Safeguarding children is a collective responsibility for the whole of the Governing Body. Every school should have a Nominated Governor for Safeguarding/Child Protection, in this school it is:
Mrs Karen Hughes
The governor with the responsibility for safer recruitment is:
Mrs Claire Jackson
In addition the school will fully comply with national and local statutory duties and guidance. At Parkview Nursery School we adhere to Cumbria’s Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) procedures:
Safeguarding is a high priority at Parkview.
Ofsted Report Nov 2014
‘The school’s work to keep children safe and secure is outstanding
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility -
Help us to keep all our children safe.
Our Vision at Parkview is to encourage every individual to
- walk their own path
- build their own bridge
- climb their own mountain
in order to fulfil their potential in life and learning
As a Local Authority Maintained Nursery School we offer:
- 3 year old funded places (15 hours a week)
- 3 year old funded places for working parents (up to 30 hours a week)
- Flexible sessions which can be used over a full day if wished
- Parents can pay for additional sessions if wished
- Hot lunches
- Resourced Provision for children with Special Educational Needs
We work closely with Stepping Stones Nursery next door who can provide wrap around and holiday provision for children attending Parkview Nursery.