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Highfield Nursery School is committed to providing a secure environment for pupils, where children feel safe and are kept safe. All adults in our school recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility irrespective of the role they undertake or whether their role has direct contact or responsibility for children or not.

We believe that children have the right to be completely secure from both the fear and reality of abuse, including Prevent and online, and we are committed to protecting all the children in our care from harm.

Designated safeguard Lead (DSL) - Ruth Coleman

The alternates are Jannice Simpson, Jayde Scripps and Denise Lewis. All alternates have the same level of training as the DSL.

The DSL has suitable experience, training and expertise. There are displays around the nursery with information on who to speak to if you ever have concerns.

The Safeguarding Governor is Stephen Skeet.

The school’s child protection safeguarding procedures comply with all relevant legislation and other guidance and advice from the Suffolk Safeguarding Board.

Staff will always ensure that all concerns and allegations are treated with sensitivity. However, we have a duty to put the safety of children first. We will always try to discuss our concerns with families at an early stage and often they may be cleared up quickly. If we are still concerned, or it is believed the child is at risk we will refer to the relevant services immediately.

If you are concerned about a child, you can call Customer First on 0808 800 4005.  In an emergency call 999.