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Arrival and Departure of Children Policy Missing Children and Collection Policy

 

Arrival and Departure of Children Policy Missing Children and Collection Policy

 

 

 

1. Missing Children in Centre

In the unlikely event of a child going missing from the setting the following procedure will be implemented immediately;

  • All staff present will be informed and an immediate thorough search of the centre will be made followed by a search of the surrounding area, ensuring that all other children remain supervised throughout.
  • A staff member will notify the Head of Centre or most senior member of staff who will take charge of the situation, whilst other staff continue searching
  • The Head of Centre or most senior member of staff will carry out a second search of the area.
  • If the child has still not been accounted for the Head of centre or most senior member of staff will contact the police.
  • The Head of Centre or most senior member of staff will contact the Parents/Carers of the missing child
  • The Head of Centre or most senior member of staff will inform the senior manager within the Early Years and Play service.
  • During this period, staff will continually search for the missing child, whilst other staff remain as near to normal routine as possible for the rest of the children in the centre.
  • The Head of Centre or most senior person in charge will then await instructions from the police.
  • Any incidents must be recorded in writing.
  • OFTSED must be contacted and informed of any incidents by the Head of Centre or the 
most senior member of staff. 

It is essential that parents/carers always notify a member of staff of their arrival and hand over there child to member of staff.

We must be informed if anyone other than the parent/carer or the persons mentioned as authorised to collect your child changes. You may then need to give the setting a password which you would have issued to the person collecting the child.

A child being collected after the session's closing time is also likely to occur from time to time. The following procedures set out action to be taken at the time and subsequently.

The settings closes promptly each day. Parents and other responsible adult should be on the premises by this time.

When completing the induction formalities, staff should discuss with parents the importance of being on time, and the importance of contacting the setting or Monica 07762782114 if there are any problems with transport, etc.

If the parent or other responsible adult listed on the registration form are unable to collect the child, the parent should give details to the staff of the person who will be collecting. This must include their name, physical descriptions and any other information staff or parent may deem appropriate or a password which then be shared with the staff on duty would    If your child is not collected on time, our legal liability relating to the staff/child ratio will be infringed as two members of staff must remain at the nursery until the last child has been collected Any parent/carer who is late collecting their child will have to pay a charge which helps to cover the additional staffing costs incurred for this reason. 

The charge is £5 for the first 5 minutes, with an additional £5 for every 5 minutes thereafter. We take lateness very seriously as the Setting is only insured until the prescribed time when all staff and parent/children should have vacated the premises.

If you have made no contact to the Setting within 30 minutes  after closing time. Manager/Senior Member of staff will contact the relevant borough Social Service.

 

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