CPS Policy

Child Protection

We believe that:
Children and young people should never experience abuse of any kind, we have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people, to keep them safe and to practice in a way that protects them.

We understand that the welfare of children is paramount in all the work we do and in all the decisions we take all children, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse.

Safeguarding

We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:

  • Always putting the welfare of our students first.
  • Valuing, listening to and respecting all students.
  • Appointing a nominated child protection lead for students.
  • Recruiting and selecting staff safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made.
  • Ensuring that we have effective complaints and whistleblowing measures in place.
  • Ensuring the correct teacher pupil ratio
  • Always working in an open environment avoiding private or unobserved situations.
  • Using constructive criticism in a positive manner
  • Making all classes fun and enjoyable
  • Differentiating learning material to cater for the student’s individual need.
  • Securing parental consent to act in loco parentis, if the need arises to administer emergency first aid and/or other medical treatment.
  • Keep a written record of any injury that occurs, along with the details of treatment given.
  • Creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying that does arise.

Safety Regulations

  • Parents and carers can remain in reception whilst classes take place, they are not permitted to enter any lessons unless otherwise authorised to do so.
  • All children 8 years and under are to be accompanied to the toilet and around the building by a member of staff or classroom assistant.
  • Children under 12 years old will not be permitted to leave the building without a parent/guardian. Children over 12 years old are permitted to make their own way home with written consent of a parent/guardian. It must be made clear that Acting Up will not be held responsible for child safety once they have left our building. 
  • Children can only be handed over to a parent or guardian. Please inform us if your wish to make alternative arrangements. 
  • We ask that should a parent/guardian find they are running late, they contact us by telephone at least 10 minutes before the class expected finish time so that we are aware of the situation.