Our setting has a duty under the law to help safeguard children against suspected or actual ‘significant harm’.

Our employment practices ensure children against the likelihood of abuse in our settings and we have a procedure for managing complaints or allegations against a member of staff.

All parents, staff and visitors are never allowed to use mobile phones whilst in the setting. Rainbows own cameras or recording devices will be by staff members only for their key children’s learning journeys.

Our way of working with children and their parents ensures we are aware of any problems that may emerge and can offer support, including referral to appropriate agencies when necessary, to help families in difficulty.

At Rainbow we focus on children’s personal, social and emotional development. The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework supports early years providers to do this in an age appropriate way, ensuring children learn right from wrong, mix and share with other children., value others views, know about similarities and differences between themselves and others and challenge negative attitudes and stereotypes.

All of our staff regularly undertake formal Safeguarding training, complete tasks in Supervisory meetings and in Staff meetings each term.

We have two members of staff who are Safeguarding Designated Leads so there is always someone available and on site. You can discuss any safeguarding issues or concerns you have with these members of staff who will point you in the right direction.

We ask that if your child is unable to attend their usual session at Rainbow that you inform us at the earliest opportunity either in person, by phone or email. If we are expecting your child and they do not arrive we will call you.

Our Designated Lead Safeguarding staff member is: Georgina Flanagan.