Safeguarding and Child Protection

What is Safeguarding?

The NSPCC defines safeguarding as the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

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.

What is Child Protection?

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process.

It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18 and is everybody’s business. You can read more at

Manor Hill Day Nursery has specific safeguarding policies and procedures in place that can be accessed through the parent portal.