Our Safeguarding Statement

Laurel Farm Kindergarten is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take seriously our responsibility to safeguard the children that attend the Kindergarten and we ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support our families, children and staff.

If we are concerned about your child we will talk to you first. If we need to record information, or to share with other relevant professionals, this will be discussed with you and stored confidentially in line with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The only exception to this would be if we had reason to believe that discussing our concerns with you would put your child at immediate risk of harm. In this case we would contact the Social Care Team or the Police first.

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare then you can call Bath & North East Somerset Social Care Team on:

01225 396312 / 01225 396313

OR

Out of Hours Emergency Social Care Duty Team:

01454 615165

If you are concerned about a member of staff’s behaviour towards a child then you can call Bath and North East Somerset LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) on:

01225 396810