Statement of Intent

Every child has the right to be safe. Castle Kindergarten is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all of our staff, students and volunteers to make this commitment too. We work with children, parents & carers and the community to ensure the safety of children. Our environment and our ethos encourage children to develop a positive self-image, regardless of race, language, religion, culture or social background. We aim to help children to establish and sustain satisfying relationships with us, with their peers, within their families and with other adults. We aim to enable children to have the self-confidence and the vocabulary to resist inappropriate approaches, and we aim to work with parents & carers to build their understanding of and commitment to the welfare of all our children. Parents should understand that we will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of children, young people and family members. In cases where the kindergarten has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, we will follow the Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures . The Designated Lead for Safeguarding is the Kindergarten Manager with cover provided by the Kindergarten Deputy Manager. To read our safeguarding and related policies please visit the kindergarten or send us a request and we will provide a copy for you.