Policies

Policies

The actions that we take: to prevent harm; to promote well being; to create safe environments; to educate on rights, respect and responsibilities; to respond to specific issues and vulnerabilities all form part of the safeguarding responsibilities of the school.

Our Safeguarding policies underpins all our policies relating to the safety and protection of children, it links to other policies which will provide more information and greater detail for specific guidance and procedures.

All of our policies provide Staff with the framework to promote and safeguard the well being of children and in so doing ensure they meet their statutory responsibilities.  We demonstrate our commitment to protecting children by ensuring consistent good practice across the preschool.

Policies 

1. Child Protection

 1.1       Children’s rights and entitlements
1.2       Safeguarding children – Guidance and Information
1.3       Safeguarding children – Child Protection Procedures
1.4       Prevent Duty – Safeguarding and Child Protection
1.5       Looked after children
1.6       Uncollected child
1.7       Missing child plus Contacting Police flowchart
1.8       ICT and the Use of Multimedia Computers
1.9       Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) – including Staff Agreement
1.10     IT Misuse
1.11     Mobile Phone
1.12     Camera
1.13     Internet
1.14     Confidentiality and social networking

2. Suitable people

2.1       Employment  (including suitability, contingency plans, training, supervision and development)
2.2       Student placements
2.3       Whistle blowing guidelines and procedure
2.4       Employment of ex-offenders
2.5       Supervision

3. Staff Qualifications, Training, Support and Skills

3.1       Induction of staff, volunteers and manager
3.2       First aid

4. Key Person

4.1       The role of the key person in the setting and settling-in

5. Staff Child Ratios

5.1       Staffing

6. Health

6.1       Administering medicines
6.2       Managing children who are sick or infectious or with allergies
6.3       Recording and reporting of accidents and incidents
6.4       Personal and Intimate Care (including Nappy Changing, Toileting and Sun Protection)
6.5       Food and drink
6.6       Food hygiene (including procedure for reporting food poisoning)
6.7       Critical incident plus Contacting Ambulance and Critical Incident Response Timetable

7. Managing Behaviour

7.1       Promoting and achieving positive behaviour
7.2       Postive Physical Intervention and Restrictive Physical Intervention

8. Safety and Suitability of Premises, Environment and Equipment

8.1       Health and safety general standards
8.2       Maintaining children’s safety and security on premises
8.3       Supervision of children on outings and visits
8.4       Risk assessment
8.5       Fire safety and emergency evacuation including Fire Evacuation Procedure
8.6       No-smoking
8.7       Animals in the setting
8.8       Emergency closure procedure
8.9       Staff Personal Safety including Home visits

9. Equal Opportunities

9.1       Valuing diversity and promoting equality
9.2       Supporting children with special educational needs

10. Information and Records

10.1     Making a complaint including Complaints Procedure Flowchart
10.2     Admissions
10.3     Parental involvement
10.4     Children’s records
10.5     Providers records
10.6     Transfer of records to school
10.7     Confidentiality and client access to records
10.8     Information sharing
10.9     Working in partnership with other agencies
10.10   Secure storage and disposal of records
10.11   Secure electronic banking and financial records