At Play B C Preschool we take our responsibilities in regard of safeguarding very seriously and are committed to the protection of all our children, including assessing risk; identifying signs of abuse; e-safety, female genital mutilation and threat of radicalisation or terrorism. All staff have read at least the first part of Keeping Children Safe in Education, a document which sets out our legal duties in safeguarding our children and promoting their welfare. Mrs Dann, Mrs Ozel, Mrs Robinson, Mrs Scirea, Mrs Tezgel and Mrs Thursfield have received Designated Safeguarding Lead training, and all other team members have received child protection training.
Any parent or carer with a concern about a member of the team or the care they are providing should bring it to the attention of the lead teacher immediately or another designated safeguarding lead should the concern involve the lead teacher. Any such matters will remain confidential and will be investigated thoroughly by the Sutton Safeguarding Partners, with whom we will co-operate fully. We will inform OFSTED of any allegations of serious harm or abuse by any person working with the children at the premises (regardless of where the harm or abuse is alleged to have taken place).
Our full safeguarding policy is available on request.
In the UK a third of under-fives now have their own tablets and many are skilled at streaming content online. Studies suggest that unsupervised access to low quality content could have a detrimental effect upon play, sleep and eating. However, there are many benefits in the use of technology such as the development of hand eye coordination, understanding of systems and problem solving. It is believed these benefits are enhanced when screen time goes hand in hand with other interaction such as discussion. Supervision and moderation are important. You can find out more about screen time guidelines here. We work hard to keep children safe and monitor them closely when using the internet in preschool. You may find the links below helpful.
- CEOP Website Make a report if you are worried about inappropriate communication online.
- NSPCC net aware a bite-size guide to the latest and most popular social networks, apps and games.
- CBBC stay safe targeted at slightly older children help and advice, skills, inspiration on all things online.
- Childnet a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
- Think you know a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
- UK Safer internet Centre online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
- Hungry Little Minds advice on how to choose educational apps and games.
- Safety Detectives a parents’ guide on online privacy and digital security to help keep children and young people safe online.