Selly Oak Nursery School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care.

Our school will support all children by:

  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school

  • Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness

  • Effectively tackling bullying and harassment

We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff working with children are well placed to identify such abuse.

At Selly Oak Nursery School in order to protect our children, we aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to

  • Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse

  • Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse

In School our staff are trained to ...

  • Listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse.

  • Not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised

  • Involve the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) immediately

  • Know that disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time.

If you have any concerns regarding a child’s safety/wellbeing please contact the Head Teacher or Deputy Head Teacher as a matter of urgency.

If you are not satisfied with the school response we would advise you to contact Children's Advice and Support Service (CASS) on 0121 303 1888.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

The following staff in school are trained designated safeguarding leads:

If you have a concern about a member of Staff then please speak with the Head Teacher in the first instance.

If you have a concern about the Head Teacher please put this in writing in a sealed envelope addressed to the Chair of Governors. Please hand it to the Deputy Head Teacher.