Gorefield Pre-School

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Safeguarding and welfare requirements

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smoking

is not permitted anywhere on the premises. This rule applies equally to staff, students, volunteers, parents/carers or any other visitors.

Drugs

Staff, students or volunteers who arrive at the Pre-School clearly under the influence of illegal drugs, will be asked to leave immediately and disciplinary procedures implemented.


In cases where staff are taking prescribed drugs that may affect their ability to function effectively at work, the Manager must be informed as early as possible and a risk assessment will be completed.


Parents and Carers

If a member of staff has good reason to suspect that a parent/carer is under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol when they drop off or collect their child, they have a duty to inform both the Manager and the designated Child Protection Officer.


In such circumstances, the Manager and the Child Protection Officer will then be responsible for deciding upon the appropriate course of action, ensuring that the safety and protection of the child remains paramount at all times.


Staff will make all possible efforts to ensure that children are not allowed to travel in a vehicle driven by someone who is clearly under the influence of illegal drugs.


Where an illegal act is suspected to have taken place, the police will be called.


Alcohol

Staff, students or volunteers who arrive at the Pre-School clearly under the influence of alcohol, will be asked to leave immediately and disciplinary procedures will follow.


If a member of staff has good reason to suspect that a parent/carer is under the influence of alcohol when they drop off or collect their child, to the extent that the safety of the child is threatened, they have a duty to inform both the Manager and the designated Child Protection Officer.

The Manager and the Child Protection Officer will then be responsible for deciding upon the appropriate course of action, ensuring that the safety and protection of the child remains paramount at all times.

Staff will make all possible efforts to ensure that children are not allowed to travel in a vehicle driven by someone who is clearly over the legal alcohol limit.


Where an illegal act is suspected to have taken place, the police will be called.

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