We are committed to working with children, parents, and the community to ensure the rights and safety of our children are always considered and we do everything we can to give them the best start in life.
We ensure our premises present no risk of fire by ensuring the highest possible standard of fire precautions. The person in charge and staff are familiar with the current legal requirements. Where necessary we seek the advice of a competent person, such as our Fire Officer, or Fire Safety Consultant.
This safeguarding policy reflects the latest statutory safeguarding guidance of Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2016 and Working Together to Safeguard Children. March 2015, and the Prevent Strategy, June 2015 (including managing allegations of abuse against a member of staff).
Children’s safety is our highest priority, both on and off the premises. Every attempt is made, through carrying out the outings procedure and the exit/entrance procedure, to ensure the security of children is maintained at all times. In the unlikely event of a child going missing, our missing child procedure is followed.
Each child must be assigned a key person. Their role is to help ensure that every child’s care is tailored to meet their individual needs, to help the child become familiar with the setting, offer a settled relationship for the child, and build a relationship with their parents.
In the event that a child is not collected by an authorised adult at the end of a session/day, we put into practice agreed procedures. These ensure the child is cared for safely by an experienced and qualified practitioner who is known to the child.
The child will receive a high standard of care to ensure they experience as little distress as possible. We inform parents/carers of our procedures so that, if they are unavoidably delayed, they will be reassured that their children will be properly cared for.