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Two nurseries investigated in York


1:00pm 26th August 2011
(Updated 2:33pm 26th August 2011)

Two nurseries in North Yorkshire are being investigated over the welfare of the children they look after.

Little Joes and Heworth House in York are being investigated by Ofsted, Childrens Services and the police.

The inquiry is to do with the running of the nurseries and the quality of care provided.

The safeguarding children board have said there's no suggestion of any sexual abuse.

Parents who have kids there are being informed constanctly about the ongoing inquiry

Joint statement from Ofsted, City of York Safeguarding Children Board, City of York Council and North Yorkshire Police.

“Ofsted, the City of York Council's Safeguarding Children Board and North Yorkshire Police are carrying out joint enquiries into the running of two privately owned nurseries in York, Little Joes in Fishergate and Heworth House in Melrosegate.

“The enquiries relate to the running of the nurseries, the quality of care and the welfare of children who attend the nurseries

“City of York Council has written to all parents whose children currently attend the nurseries, to inform them of the enquiry and to assure them that they will kept fully informed of all developments.

“Any parents who have concerns can contact an advice line set up by City of York Council's Family Information Service, which is available between 8.30am to 5pm on 01904 554444 or by emailing fis@york.gov.uk

“The enquiry is in the very early stages and it is therefore not appropriate to comment further at this stage, however, there is no suggestion that any sexual abuse has taken place.”

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