Health & Safety Issues


Safety On and Off Site

Health & Safety issues can generally be regarded as matters of common sense. Students at service should always consider the dangers implicit in any situation and act accordingly. Clearly, in and around the hubs, students should take appropriate care on stairs, corridors and outside areas. They should also report things they consider unsafe to members of the senior staff.

Parents should only ‘drop’ their children off in safe places. Students travelling to hubs by bicycles should have had the appropriate training and always exercise the greatest care and wear protective clothing.

If any parent or any student has a concern about child protection then they should report this to the service Child Protection Officer.

If any student, or parent, has concerns about any matter which could cause harm to students then they should pass this on to Ms Buxton.


No Smoking Policy

All sites no smoking sites. It is a criminal offence to smoke anywhere in the buildings and in the service minibus.

The age at which it is legal to purchase cigarettes is 18. The dangers associated with smoking are well known and most obviously impact upon health. Smoking inside all public buildings is an offence.  Any student who selfishly smokes inside the building will face sanction, including exclusion, and be reported to the enforcement agency which may decide to issue a fine.  Moreover, smoking anywhere on site is also not allowed. Thus, we have marked the grounds so a line places the bushes and shrubbery at the edge of field out of bounds. Any student found smoking on site, or over the line, will be detained. Students should not be smoking at the service entrance or on the way to, or from, service. The service will provide smoking cessation programmes and other advice to help students give up.

The selling of cigarettes to students by students will be dealt with severely and may be reported to the police.


Students’ Property

Students should not bring valuables such as large sums of money, jewellery, cameras, mobile phones, MP3 Players, iPods, iPads and other items, into service.

The service cannot take responsibility for the safekeeping of personal items. The service is not insured for any loss. The service will, therefore, not make any payment or refund for the loss of any personal property.

If students intend to cycle to service, it will be important to ensure that your bike can be securely padlocked and the helmet safely stored and that you take responsibility for doing this.


Photographs of Students

Occasionally, we may take photographs or video footage of the children at our service.  We may use these images in our service’s prospectus or in other printed and visual publications that we produce, as well as on our website.  We may also make video or web cam recordings for service-to-service conferences, monitoring or other educational use.

From time to time, our service may be visited by the media who will take photographs or film footage of a visiting dignitary or high profile event.  Students will often appear in these images, which may appear in local or national newspapers, or on televised news programmes. We will only use images of students who are appropriately dressed, to eliminate the risk of images being used inappropriately.

To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, please inform us as soon as possible if you do not wish images of your child to be recorded. If you do not respond we will assume that your consent has been given.