The Nursery has set procedures for contacting the LSCB regarding safeguarding children. A copy of the Area Child Protection Guidelines, ‘What to Do’, is displayed on the Parents nursery noticeboard, reinforcing to parents and carers that we at Tiny Tops have a professional and moral duty to report any concerns regarding the safety and wellbeing of a child.
If a report is made to the LSCB, the Nursery will act within the recommended guidelines in deciding whether the parents or carers should be informed at the same time as the referral. This will depend upon the nature of the concern. The Nursery management notifies the registration authority Ofsted of any serious accidents or incidents that take place within the setting; this also includes any serious unexplained injury a child receives whilst in the care of the Nursery staff.
The Nursery acknowledges that abuse of children can take different forms; physical, emotional, sexual and neglect. When children are suffering from abuse, this may be demonstrated through changes in their behaviour or in their play. Where such behaviour occurs or when children’s play gives cause for concern, the nursery has a professional and moral duty to investigate, and if necessary, make a referral.