Safeguarding

Our duties and who to contact.

For Parrywood Pre-School, Eastleigh please contact Claire Parry (Safeguarding Lead) on claire.parry@parrywoodchildcare.co.uk

For The Village Pre-School, Upham please contact Claire Parry (Safeguarding Lead) on claire.parry@parrywoodchildcare.co.uk

For Wickham Pre-School please contact Ness Wood (Safeguarding Lead) on ness.wood@parrywoodchildcare.co.uk

PLEASE DO NOT USE OUR GENERAL CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SAFEGUARDING MATTERS.  Thank you.

Our Key Safeguarding Policies

Below is a short extract from some of our key safeguarding policies at Parrywood Childcare.  You can find them in full on our Parent Area, or by requesting a copy directly from your setting.

1.1 Children's Rights and Entitlements

  • We promote children's rights to be strong, resilient and listened to by creating an environment in our setting that encourages children to develop a positive self image, which includes their heritage arising from their colour and ethnicity, their languages spoken at home, their religious beliefs, cultural traditions and home background.

  • We promote children's rights to be strong, resilient and listened to by encouraging children to develop a sense of autonomy and independence.

  • We promote children's right to be strong, resilient and listened to by encouraging children to have confidence and vocabulary to resist inappropriate approaches.

  • We help children to communicate this to their families to encourage them to promote this at home.

  • We work with parents to build their understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of safeguarding all our children.

1.2 Safeguarding Children/Child Protection

At Parrywood Childcare, we work with children, parents, external agencies and the community to ensure the welfare and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life.  Children have the right to be treated with respect, be helped to thrive and to be safe from any abuse in whatever form.

We support the children within our care, protect them from maltreatment and have robust procedures in place to prevent the impairment of children's health and development.  In our setting we strive to protect children from the risk of radicalisation and we promote acceptance and tolerance of other beliefs and cultures (please refer to our Inclusion and Equality Policy for further information). Safeguarding is a much wider subject than the elements covered within this single policy, therefore this document should be used in conjunction with Parrywood Childcare's other policies and procedures.  Safeguarding children is everybody's responsibility.  At Parrywood Childcare all staff, students, supply staff and visitors are made aware of and adhere to, the policy.

This policy works alongside these other specific policies to cover all aspects of child protection:

  • Online Safety

  • Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

  • Prevent Duty and Radicalisation

  • Domestic Violence, Honour Based Abuse (HBA) and Forced Marriage

  • Looked After Children

  • Monitoring Staff Behaviour

  • Social Networking

  • Mobile Phone and Electronic Device Use

  • Safe Recruitment or Staff

  • Disciplinary

  • Grievance

  • Promoting Positive Behaviour