Osbourne Lodge Nursery has a clear commitment to safeguarding children and promoting welfare.
Our nursery will 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 and to be safe from any abuse in whatever form.
To this end we will:
- create an environment to encourage children to develop a positive self-image
- encourage children to develop a sense of independence and autonomy in a way that is appropriate to their age and stage of development
- provide a safe and secure environment for all children
- always listen to children.
The nursery has a duty to be aware that abuse does occur in our society. Our full policy lays out the procedures that will be followed if we have any reason to believe that a child in our care is subject to welfare issues including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect. Our prime responsibility is the welfare and well being of all children in our care, as such we have a duty to them, parents/carers and staff to act quickly and responsibly in any instance that may come to our attention.