November is Safeguarding Month

November 1, 2018

November is Safeguarding Month.

Nannies must follow child safeguarding guidelines, as it is important to ensure that all children are safe and protected correctly. Safeguarding guidelines are important among organisations, such as schools. However, it is just as important for nannies to understand the importance of safeguarding. Therefore, please help spread the word throughout November, to ensure that all children are protected and treated fairly throughout the UK.

Safeguarding means:

  • 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 and young people to have the best outcomes

As well as this, nannies that are aware of the safeguarding guidelines can enhance child protection among individuals that have been identified as suffering from harm or preventing individuals suffering from harm.

We want to ensure that all nannies are aware of the importance of safeguarding and follow the guidelines set. There are many sites and resources to keep you in the loop about the proper procedure, one being the NSPCC website

Further your knowledge

Become Level 2 qualified and Harmony at Home accredited by completing our Child Protection training.

Support and promote Safeguarding throughout November

Furthermore, the West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board have created “What Safeguarding Children Means to me” speech bubbles. Print out the speech bubbles, take a picture of you and your speech bubble, send to the West Sussex board and these will be displayed throughout November to raise awareness. For more information, please follow the link >>

Posted by Charlotte Hudson, PA to the Director | Filed Under Education, Parents and Employers, Top Tips for Nannies