Alburgh with Denton & Harleston Pre-school, staff and Trustees are committed to the safeguarding of all children that attend our setting.

What do we mean by Safeguarding?

‘the process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care, that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully’. (

• All staff are CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked , any person who comes into the setting to work alongside our children has been CRB checked.

• All trustee members have been CRB checked.

• All staff have regular and updated Safeguarding training.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure our children’s safety at all times. Our buildings and grounds are secure and we have a password system in place to ensure that only people authorised to do so may come and collect our children.

We have a duty of care towards your child

‘Duty of care’ means a requirement to exercise a ‘reasonable’ degree of attention and caution to avoid negligence which would lead to harm to other people. Working with children and young people brings a significant duty of care and we need to recognise that the younger and more vulnerable the child the greater the duty of care. Our vigilance and attention keeps children and young people safe as they develop’.

Are you concerned about the welfare of a child?

If you are concerned about a child in Norfolk or elsewhere, and want to speak to someone, please contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0344 800 8020, or click herefor more information about the Norfolk MASH team.