Child Protection Statement

Harcourt Pre-school has a statutory duty and pastoral responsibility towards the children in their care and we recognise that children have a fundamental right to be protected from harm.

The Children Act 1989 places a duty on us to assist Social Services in their work on behalf of children in need and their enquiries into allegations of child abuse.

We all have a responsibility to safeguard children from harm and prevent the abuse or neglect of children. If you have concerns regarding a child contact:

Veronique Blanc (Setting’s Child Protection Officer) Tel 0117 3305367


Referral Agencies:-
First Response – 0117 9036444 The place to call if you are concerned about the wellbeing of a child or think they need some help. Calls to First Response may result in direct referral to a Social Work Team or to Early Help and/or advice and guidance being given about services to help families. Out of office hours Tel – 01454 615165 (Emergency Duty Team) or email:

Disabled Children Team – Tel: 0117 9038250

NSPCC – 24 hour helpline 0800 800 5000
NSPCC – Asian languages helpline 0808 800 5000

Police: Non emergency – Tel: 101
Emergency – Tel: 999

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