Safeguarding and Welfare Requirement: Safety and Suitability of Premises, Environment and Equipment.

Providers must take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of children, staff and others on the premises.

BCC – The Ark Preschool and Daycare

 

SAFETY AND SUITABILITY OF PREMISES, ENVIRONMENT AND EQUIPMENT

 

8.2 Maintaining children’s safety and security on premises

 

Policy statement

 

We maintain 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 has been checked for criminal records via an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring service.

  • 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 assessments 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 - staff, volunteers and visitors - are recorded.

  • 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 at a meeting of BCC – The Ark Preschool & Daycare

Held on November 2019

Date to be reviewed November 2020

 

Signed on behalf of the provider

Name of signatory Penny Osborne

Role of signatory (e.g. chair, director or owner) Preschool Manager

 

Other useful Pre-school Learning Alliance publications

 

  • Managing Risk (2009)