8.2 Maintaining children’s safety and security on premises

8.2 Maintaining children’s safety and security on premises

Policy statement

Hanney Pre-School maintains the highest possible security of our premises to ensure that each child is safely cared for during their time with us.

Procedures

Children’s personal safety

  • We ensure all employed staff have been checked for criminal records by an enhanced disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau.
  • At least two references are taken on application for a position at Hanney Pre-School.
  • Adults do not normally supervise children on their own.
  • All children are supervised by adults at all times.
  • Whenever children are on the premises at least two adults are present.
  • We carry out risk assessment to ensure children are not made vulnerable within any part of our premises, nor by any activity.

Security

  • Systems are in place for the safe arrival and departure of children.
  • The times of the children’s arrivals and departures are recorded.
  • The arrival and departure times of adults are recorded – Staff and parent helpers are recorded in the register and visitors are required to sign the visitors book.
  • Our systems prevent unauthorised access to our premises.
  • Our systems prevent children from leaving our premises unnoticed.
  • The personal possessions of staff and volunteers are securely stored during sessions.
This policy was adopted by Hanney Preschool committee on the 3rd Oct 2012 – Signed by Georgia Newman Co-Chair
(The original signed copy of all policies are held on site and can be viewed upon request)

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