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Abduction / Security Policy


We have several measures in place to safeguard your child’s safety whilst at the Wedding Créchers. These include:
• A secure room, where the door is controlled by Wedding Créchers and venue staff to allow control of who enters the building.
• Staff control the access points when outside at all times.
• We register the children monitor and record who has left the building or arrived.
• We have regular headcounts throughout the session.
• Our staff are in control of the Wedding Créchers room entrances at all times and are in a position to welcome children and parents during arrival and departure times. This system allows us to monitor children who are arriving and leaving the Wedding Créchers.
• We have a strict collection policy that our staffs adhere to at all times.
• Two designated adults’ names and password to be used to identify appropriate adults.
• Risk assessment at time of registering your child and before outings.
In the unlikely event that your child goes missing from the Wedding Créchers, we will conduct a thorough search of the Wedding Créchers vicinity and surrounding area. You will be contacted immediately and if necessary the police will be alerted.
We aim to provide a secure environment as possible and we hope you will co-operate with us by:
• Informing us if you notice any adult/strangers in or around the building.
• Making sure that exits and doors are secure as you enter and leave the building.
• Supervise your child/children at all times until handed over to our staff.
• Telling us if you identify any security concerns regarding the Wedding Créchers.
• Informing staff of your arrival and departure.
• Making sure that no other child leaves with you through the doors when you depart.
• Keeping our staff informed of who is picking your child/children up from the Wedding Créchers and keeping your password/entry code secure and up to date.


Security Policy

We have several measures in place to safeguard your child whilst at nursery, these include:
We register the children daily and monitor and record who has left the building or arrived.
We have regular headcounts throughout the session.
We have a strict collection policy that all staff adhere to.
Two designated adults names and passwords are kept on file for identifying appropriate adults at collection time.
Consent forms are completed and signed by parents.
Risk assessments are completed.
In the unlikely event that your child goes missing from the créche you will be contacted immediately and the police called if necessary.
We aim to provide a secure environment as possible and we hope that you will co-operate with us by:
Informing us if you notice any adult/strangers in or around the building
Making sure exits and doors are secure as you enter and leave the building
Supervise your children at all times until handed over to the staff team inside of Nursery.
Informing us if you identify any security concerns regarding the créche.
Informing staff of your arrival and departure.
Making sure that no other child leaves with you when you depart.
Keep staff informed of who is collecting your child/ren and ensuring that the password is secure and up to date.


Missing child

We try to ensure that all necessary steps are in place to prevent children going missing. For example, children are counted at regular points during each session; every member of our staff knows which children they are responsible for; and our staff are always aware who is collecting those children who are left in our care, or which responsible adult is accompanying them where they are attending a drop-in type session. In addition, our staff are vigilant about not allowing casual visitors into any session.
In the unlikely event that a child goes missing during a session, our staff will immediately make arrangements to ensure that all other children are accounted for and their safety ensured. They will be calmly supervised whilst attempts are made to locate the child who has gone missing.
The most senior member of staff on duty, will be contacted and they will co-ordinate the search. Reception staff will be informed, so that other team members can support the situation. Available staff members will make an initial search inside and outside the building for the lost child. If the child is found by a staff member they will comfort and reassure the child and the parent will be informed of the incident. As soon as appropriate, we will explain to the child and other children that they must not leave the Créche and the reasons why (explanations will take into account the age and stage of development of the children).
If the child is not found after the initial search, the parents will be informed. If after contacting the parents it is found that the child has not made their own way home, then with the parents’ or guardians’ knowledge, the police will be called by dialling 999. If the parents or other identified carers cannot be contacted the Manager will make a decision to contact the Police by dialling 999.
Our staff will continue to search the surrounding areas until the child is found or the Police assume responsibility for co-ordinating the search.
Other parents will be subsequently briefly and correctly informed about the incident and the Manager will ensure that this and other policies are reviewed to reduce the likelihood of children going missing in the future.