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The actions we take as professionals and as a society, to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm, are referred to as 'safeguarding'.

Safeguarding can be defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment

  • Preventing impairment of children's health or development

  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

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

                     ('Working Together to Safeguard Children', DfE 2018)

Child Protection is part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

This policy has been developed in line with the following legislation and guidance:

  • The Children Act 1989

  • The Education Act 2002)

  • The Sexual Offences Act 2003)

  • The FGM Act 2003

  • The Children Act (2004)

  • The Childcare Act (2006)

  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006)

  • The Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations (2009)

  • Children and Social Work Act (2017)

  • Inspecting registered early years providers (Ofsted 2018)  

  • Early Years Foundation Stage (2017) (EYFS)

  • Inspecting safeguarding in early years education and skills setting (Ofsted 2019)


At The World Outside Ltd, we 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, be helped to thrive and to be safe from any abuse in whatever form.


We support the children within our care, protect them from maltreatment and have robust procedures in place to prevent the impairment of children’s health and development. In our setting we strive to protect children from the risk of radicalisation, and we promote acceptance and tolerance of other beliefs and cultures (please refer to our inclusion and equality policy for further information). Safeguarding is a much wider subject than the elements covered within this single policy, therefore this document should be used in conjunction with the nursery’s other policies and procedures. Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility. At The World Outside Ltd  all staff, students, volunteers, supply staff and visitors are made aware of and adhere to, the policy.

Worcestershire Children First Education Services 
This is Worcestershire County Councils children services department
Worcestershire Children First Safeguarding Children Partnership
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Worcestershire Childrens First Get safe!
Links for parents wanting advice on keeping children safe online
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