Safety Policy

Your child’s safety and well being when on participating in any AFC Southgate activity is our number one priority. To help us maintain our high safety standards, we adhere to the following procedures at all times:

  • Ensure that children receiving childcare are kept safe from harm
  • Ensure that at least one person who is caring for children has an appropriate first aid qualification
  • Ensure that no person smokes, or consumes or is under the influence of drugs (including medication that may have an adverse effect on the individual’s ability to provide childcare) or alcohol
  • Ensure that any person aged under 18 caring for children is supervised at all times by a person who has attained the age of 18
  • Keep and implement a written statement of procedures to be followed for the protection of children, intended to safeguard the children being cared for from abuse or neglect
  • Have effective systems to ensure that any Kalo Sport staff member caring for, or in regular contact with children:
  1. Is suitable to work with children, which must include obtaining an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for the employers’ discretional use
  2. Is of integrity and good character
  3. Has skills and experience suitable for the work
  4. Is physically and mentally fit for the work
  • Ensure the premises and equipment used for the purposes of the childcare are safe and suitable for that childcare
  • Ensure that a child is unable to leave the premises unsupervised except where the child is aged eight or over and we have agreed with the parent of the child that they may leave the provision unaccompanied
  • Ensure that no one can enter the premises without the knowledge of a Kalo Sport staff member who is caring for children on the premises
  • Undertake a risk assessment of the premises and equipment at least once in each calendar year, and
  1. Immediately, where the need for an assessment arises
  2. Ensure that children’s behaviour is managed in a suitable manner
  3. Ensure that the childcare is accessible and inclusive by taking all reasonable steps to ensure that the needs of each child, relating to their childcare, are met
  4. Ensure that the childcare is accessible and inclusive by taking all reasonable steps to ensure children with disabilities have access to the premises. We will not refuse to provide childcare or treat any child less favourably than another child by reason of the child’s:
  • race
  • religion
  • home language
  • family background
  • gender, or
  • disability or learning difficulties

In addition we will:

  • Keep records of the name, home address and date of birth of each child who is looked after on the premises
  • the name, home address and telephone number of a parent/guardian/carer of each child who is looked after on the premises
  • a daily record of the names of the children looked after on the premises and their hours of attendance
  • accidents that occur on the premises where childcare is provided
  • any medicine administered to any child who is cared for on the premises, including the date and circumstances and who administered it, including medicine which the child is permitted to self-administer, together with a record of a parent/guardian/carer’s consent
  • the name, home address and telephone number of every person living or working on the premises on which childcare is provided (or the part of the premises where the childcare is held, in the case of premises such as community/leisure centres, where only parts of the premises are used for childcare)