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Child Protection and Safety on the Premises

Safeguarding children and child protection

Our setting will work with children, parents and the community to ensure the rights and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life. Our safeguarding policy is based on the key commitments of Thornton Safeguarding Children Policy. Use of cameras is guided by the Images of Children policy. Use of mobile phones, by children and adults is guided by policy within school.


Maintaining children’s safety and security on premises

We maintain the highest possible security of our premises to ensure that each child is safely cared for during their time with us. Entry and exit is controlled by a member of staff managing parent and pupils’ entrance and exit to the Hall. Children are released to their classrooms at the end of the morning session. Children attending Afterschool Club are expected to arrive at the room by themselves (reception and year 1 children are escorted). Children other than those in reception and year 1 are expected to take responsibility for ensuring they get to and from their classrooms. If an expected child does not arrive at Afterschool Club a check is first made in the child’s class, then at the office for any message. If the child has been in school and has still not appeared, parents will be contacted. Parents are expected to ensure their child knows when they will be attending Breakfast and Afterschool Club so that confusion can be avoided at the end of the day.