Working together to safeguard children
Lucy Applewhite Childminding is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children of all ages and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy, please book an appointment to pop in and read our policies and procedures.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare or safety. We will ensure that our concerns about our children are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Lucy Applewhite (Childminder/ Director and owner of St Columb Minor Preschool LTD)
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Freya Stephens (Co-Childminder).
The person with responsibility for over all safeguarding is Lucy Applewhite
The Cornwall and isles of scilly safeguarding children partnership can be contacted on 01872 327225
or the multi agency referral unit on 0300 123 1116, out of hours on 01208 251300
or email firstname.lastname@example.org