Little Learners Nursery is committed to safeguarding all children and their families. Please familiarise yourself with our Safeguarding policy (available in Key Information) or for more information about safeguarding please follow this link North Somerset Safeguarding board
Our school and Nursery is dedicated to looking after all our children the best we possibly can. Safeguarding covers children’s physical, social and emotional well-being and runs alongside our work on Health and Safety and E-safety.
St Anne’s Church Academy and Little Learners Nursery have a Safeguarding Policy that is in line with recommendations from NSSCB. The policy is reviewed annually and is a working document that reflects our practise. It’s available on the policies section of this website.
Part of our responsibility in this area is to work with outside agencies such as Educational Welfare or Social Care to make sure all pupils are kept safe. This means that at times we are obliged to pass on concerns or information to these agencies. The school and Nursery will always do this in consultation with parents unless to do so could put a child at risk. To do this effectively Mrs Emma Hardy-Smith, our Designated Safeguarding Lead co-ordinates this work, alongside Mrs Diane Martin, Mrs Rachel Few, Miss Cat Hockey, Mrs Amy Marsh (maternity leave) and Miss Anna Blasdale our Deputy Safeguarding Leads.
Any concerns about children’s welfare or well-being should be discussed with Mrs Hardy-Smith as soon as possible. If Mrs Hardy-Smith is not available please speak to one of the above Deputy Safeguarding Leads.
If you have any concerns about the behaviour of someone working or volunteering with children please contact the Designated Officer for Allegations (DOFA formerly known as the LADO) in North Somerset: Phone: 01275 888808 Secure email: LADO@n-somerset.gcsx.gov.uk