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Thorpe Acre Pre-school Playgroup

C/O Thorpe Acre Infant School

Alan Moss Road
Loughborough

LE11 4SQ

Tel: 07803 054757
E-mail: playgroup@tais.leics.sch.uk

 

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Working Together to Safeguard Children
            Working Together to Safeguard Children

10.11 Working in partnership with other agencies

Policy statement

 

  • At Thorpe Acre Preschool Playgroup, we work in partnership with local and national agencies to promote the well-being of all children We will never share your data with any organisation to use for their own purposes.

 

Procedures

  • We work in partnership or in tandem with, local and national agencies to promote the well-being of children.
  • Procedures are in place for sharing of information about children and families with other agencies. These are set out in our Privacy Notice, the Information Sharing policy, Safeguarding Children & Child Protection Policy, and the Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs Policy.
  • We have access to a named health visitor for the setting.  Support and guidance can be accessed for the child/family, with permission from a child’s parents.
  • Information shared by other agencies with us is regarded as third party information. This is also kept in confidence and not shared without consent from that agency.
  • When working in partnership with staff from other agencies, we make those individuals welcome in the setting and their professional roles are respected.
  • We follow the protocols for working with agencies, for example on child protection.
  • Staff from other agencies do not have unsupervised access to the child they are visiting in the setting or are always in sight and sound of staff, they do not have access to any other child(ren) during their visit.
  • Our staff do not casually share information or seek informal advice about any named child/family.
  • When necessary we consult with and signpost to local and national agencies who offer a wealth of advice and information that help us to develop understanding of issues facing us and who can provide support and information for parents. For example, ethnic/cultural organisations, drug/alcohol agencies, welfare rights advisors or organisations promoting childcare and education, or adult education.

 

This policy was adopted at a meeting of

Thorpe Acre Playgroup

(name of provider)

Held on

May 2020

(date)

Date to be reviewed

May 2021

(date)

Signed on behalf of the management committee

 

Name of signatory

 

Role of signatory (e.g. chair/owner)

 

 

Updated May 2020

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