Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Policy

Little Crowns Storyhouse LTD

The purpose of this policy statement is to protect children and young people who receive Little Crowns Storyhouse’s services from harm. This includes the children of adults who use our services.

To provide staff and volunteers, as well as children and young people and their families, with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection.

This policy applies to anyone working on behalf of Little Crowns Storyhouse including senior managers paid staff and volunteers,

Little Crowns Storyhouse LTD believe everyone has a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practise in a way that protects them we will give equal priority to keeping all children and young people safe regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation

Child Abuse

Child abuse and neglect Child abuse is any form of physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment or lack of care that leads to injury or harm. An individual may abuse or neglect a child directly, or by failing to protect them from harm. Some forms of child abuse and neglect are listed below.

● Emotional abuse is the persistent emotional maltreatment of a child so as to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on the child’s emotional development. It may involve making the child feel that they are worthless, unloved, or inadequate. Some level of emotional abuse is involved in all types of maltreatment of a child, though it may occur alone
. ● Physical abuse can involve hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning, drowning, suffocating or otherwise causing physical harm to a child. Physical harm may be also caused when a parent or carer feigns the symptoms of, or deliberately causes, ill health to a child.

● Sexual abuse involves forcing or enticing a child to take part in sexual activities, whether or not the child is aware of what is happening. This can involve physical contact, or non-contact

activities such as showing children sexual activities or encouraging them to behave in sexually inappropriate ways.
● Neglect is the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and emotional needs. It can involve a failure to provide adequate food, clothing and shelter, to protect a child from physical and emotional harm, to ensure adequate supervision or to allow access to medical treatment.

Mobile Phones

Use of mobile phones and cameras Photographs will only be taken of children with their parents’ permission.

Online Classes

Online Classes only open to registered participants. We monitor all attendees and have recording features turned off for participants. It is at the discretion of parents as to whether to turn their video on. Sometimes we will be recording classes and parents will be made aware of this.

We will not share recordings with other parents where any children can be seen. Contact numbers Social Care: (020) 8825 8000
Social Care out of hours contact: (020) 8825 8000 or 5000

LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer): Kogie Perumall ([email protected] / [email protected] 020 8825 8930)

LSCB (Local Safeguarding Children Board):

Ealing Safeguarding Children Board, 020 8825 8000 Local Authority Prevent Co-ordinator:
Ealing Prevent, 020 8825 9849

Police: 101 (non-emergency) or 999 (emergency)

Anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321 NSPCC: 0808 800 500

Ofsted: 0300 123 1231

This policy statement came into force on Monday 6th April 2020
We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.