Maintaining children’s safety and security on premises

Maintaining children’s safety and security on premises

 

Policy statement

SKIPS 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 have been checked for criminal records via an enhanced disclosure with children’s barred list check 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, which include staff members present on exits.

§         The times of the children's arrivals and departures are recorded.

§         The arrival and departure times of visitors are recorded.

§         Staff, parents and volunteers are marked present in the register.

§         Our systems prevent unauthorised access to our premises.

§         Our systems prevent children from leaving our premises unnoticed.

§         Our staff check the identity of any person who is not known before they enter the premises and visitors are not left alone with the children at any time.

§         We keep front doors and gates locked shut at all times.

§         The personal possessions of staff and volunteers are securely stored in the cupboard.

 

§         Minimal petty cash is kept on the premises.