Mrsbessant Essay

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Safeguarding children and child protection (Including managing allegations of abuse against a member of staff) Policy statement Our setting will work with children, parents and the community to ensure the rights and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life. Our safeguarding policy is in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance. Procedures We carry out the following procedures to ensure we meet the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance. Staff and volunteers Our designated people (staff member) who co-ordinates child protection issues is: |Estelle Harvey and Janet Pembery | Our designated officer (a committee member) who oversees this work is: Nikki Smith We ensure all staff and parents are made aware of our safeguarding policies and procedures. We provide adequate and appropriate staffing resources to meet the needs of children. Candidates are informed of the need to carry out 'enhanced disclosure' checks with the Criminal Records Bureau before posts can be confirmed. Where applications are rejected because of information that has been disclosed, applicants have the right to know and to challenge incorrect information. We abide by Ofsted requirements in respect of references and Criminal Record Bureau checks for staff and volunteers, to ensure that no disqualified person or unsuitable person works at the setting or has access to the children. Volunteers and students do not work unsupervised. We abide by the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act requirements in respect of any person who is dismissed from our employment, or resigns in circumstances that would otherwise have lead to dismissal for reasons of child protection concern. (We will report the incident to the Children and Young

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