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Please report Safeguarding Concerns at the bottom of this page

Finch Nest Preschool is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all personnel and volunteers to share this responsibility. Policies and procedures are implemented fully at Finch Nest Preschool as part of our commitment to safeguarding. All of our Policies and Procedures can be viewed here.

At Finch Nest Preschool, our staff are vigilant to signs of distress, abuse and behaviours of concern and are trained annually to be confident in knowing how to apply our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems. We believe that children have a right to be protected from all types of abuse.


What is Safeguarding and Child Protection?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.  This includes:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment;

  • preventing harm to children’s health or development;

  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care;

  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures, which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.


Reporting Safeguarding Concerns at Finch Nest Preschool

All staff, volunteers, parents and/or carers are required to report any safeguarding concerns regarding any pupil at Finch Nest Preschool to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads using the form below.  This should be completed as soon as possible. Should you have a concern regarding a member of staff, please report your concerns to a senior member of staff, in line with our Public Disclosure (Whistleblowing) Policy.


The Safeguarding Team at Finch Nest Preschool

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Julie Wickens

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL)

Amy Davies

Dan Finch

Painting Class

Safeguarding Concern Form

Are you reporting your own concerns or responding to concerns raised by someone else?
Information about the child
Information about the incident
Time of incident

Please ensure that you have written factual language and information - please do not paraphrase or assume anything or draw your own conclusions.  Please use the exact words used, regardless of any offence they may cause to the reader.

If you believe that someone is in immediate danger or at risk of danger, please call 999 immediately and ask for the police.

Thank you for raising your safeguarding concern with Finch Nest Preschool. A member of our Designated Safeguarding Lead team will now action your concern. You may or may not be contacted any further regarding your concern. Thank you for supporting our commitment to safeguarding children.

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