The Sue Hedley Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to make this commitment.

Parents should be aware that the school will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its children, young people and family members.

In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to significant harm, ill treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow the South Tyneside Safeguarding Children procedures. If staff witness any behaviour which concerns them, this will also be noted and monitored.  Parents/Carers will always be informed prior to action being taken.

Key Staff

Safeguarding is the responsibility of all staff. However, the following staff members have specific roles within the setting:

Mrs Ashley Borthwick (Honey) (Head Teacher) – Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Mrs Sarah King, Mrs Katy Tricoglus, Mrs Charlotte Wilson and Miss Fay Kelly – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Mrs Sue Hedley – Chair of Governors.

Mrs Linda McGow – Safeguarding and Prevent, Safer Recruitment and Looked After Child Governor.