safeguarding children

Safeguarding children from abuse is the responsibility of everyone in the community.

This statement is intended for use by all registered and voluntary childcare providers, whose responsibility it is to share any concerns with Children’s Social Care, that a child may be at risk from abuse or being abused.

In line with Stockport’s Safeguarding Children Board guidelines, childcare providers are required to advise parents, prior to a referral being made to Children’s Social Care. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to make a referral without parents’ knowledge or consent.

Childcare providers also have a responsibility to inform Parents/carers of any accidents or injuries a child sustains whilst in their care. It is essential that Parents/carers inform childcare providers of any accidents or injuries that their child has sustained at home or elsewhere.

Childcare providers are required to record any accidents, incidents or injuries in their accident/incident book. Parents/carers will be asked to read and sign this book.

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS STATEMENT AND HAVE ACCESS TO THE SETTINGS CHILD PROTECTION POLICY.

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