A policy is a collective agreed statement of beliefs. It exists to protect children, parents & staff. It is a course of action recommended or adopted by a service”



Download 288.56 Kb.
Page1/15
Date conversion04.09.2017
Size288.56 Kb.
  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   ...   15



E-mail:

bridgekidsmanager@bridgecomplex.ie

bridgekidsreception@bridgecomplex.ie

Shannon Road

Sixmilebridge

Co. Clare

Tel: 061 713028

Fax: 061 713 043

General Policies & Procedures

&

Mission Statement



A policy is a collective agreed statement of beliefs. It exists to protect children, parents & staff. It is a course of action recommended or adopted by a service”

Procedures are the practices by which policies are implemented in the service- the way of doing things. The procedure is underpinned by the policy”

Barnardos – supporting quality- 2nd edition

Updated August 2015

Friendly Societies Registration Number: 5267R / Tax Reference Number: 9620783W CHY – 17134


Contents

Contents 2

Developing, implementing and reviewing Policy and Procedures 1

DEVELOPMENT OF POLICIES 1

REVIEW OF POLICIES and PROCEDURES 1

THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD (1992) 2

Mission statement 3

Ráiteas fīse 3

Aims and Objectives 4

Methodology 4

Ethos of Sixmilebridge and District Community Complex Society Ltd t/a Bridge Kids and The Bridge Complex 5

Equality and Diversity Policy 7

Statement of intent 7

Aims 7

Admissions 7


Curriculum 8

Valuing Diversity in Families 8

Food 8

Meetings 8



ADMISSIONS POLICY 9

Pre-Admission 9

SETTLING IN POLICY 9

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS POLICY 11

Television 11

TELEPHONE CALLS/MOBILE PHONES 11

CCTV 12

Internet Usage 12


Parent Communications Policy 13

Confidentiality Policy 14

Sleeping Baby Policy (Regulation 28) 14

Bottle Heating Policy 17

Instructions for heating babies’ bottles 18

Babies 19

Toddlers and up 19

Cleaning Soiled Clothes 19

Cleaning toilet areas. 19

CHILDRENS HAND WASHING POLICY 20

All staff, volunteers, and children should wash hand at the following times: 20

Communication plan for staff and parents: 21

Sunscreen Policy 21

Wet Gear Policy 21

Outdoor Play INFO 21

Birthday Policy 22

Nut Policy 22

ANTIBIAS / ANTI-DISCRIMINATION POLICY 22

Code of Behaviour- School Trips 23

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY 24

Mission Statement 24

Principles of Best Practice in Child Protection 24

Definitions/Signs & Symptoms 24

Definitions 25

Definition of Emotional Abuse 25

Definition of Physical Abuse 25

Definition of Sexual Abuse 25

Children with Special Vulnerabilities 25

Indicators 25

Neglect 25

Indicators of possible neglect in parental behaviour 26

Indicators of neglect in older children 26

Signs and Symptoms of Neglect 27

Emotional Abuse 27

The following are signs and symptoms of Emotional Abuse 28

Physical Abuse 28

The following are indicators of Physical Abuse 28

The Following are signs and symptoms of Physical Abuse 28

Sexual Abuse 28

The following are indicators of Sexual Abuse 29

Designated Liaison Person Responsible for Reporting Allegations. 29

Procedures for dealing with a disclosure. 30

Staff / Volunteer Procedures 31

Responsibilities of Designated Liaison Person 31

Information to report / record. 32

Dealings with allegations of abuse against staff and volunteers. 32

Employee Reporting 33

Confidentiality 33

Parent / Guardian Involvement Policy 34

PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTS/GUARDIANS 34

OPEN DOOR POLICY FOR PARENTS 35

PARENT/ TEACHER MEETINGS 35

RESPECT FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS 35

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUPPORT FOR PARENTS. 36

Fee Policy 36

Fee payments 36

LATE COLLECTIONS 36

SUBVENTION SCHEME 37

VOLUNTEER PLACES 37

FINANCES 37

COMMUNITY LINKS POLICY 37

STATUTORY LINKS POLICY 37

INTEGRATION OF CHILDREN WITH ADDITONAL NEEDS 37

POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT POLICY 37

Positive Strategies for Behaviour Management 38

DEALING WITH BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS: 39

ANTI BULLYING POLICY 40

Biting Policy 41

Actions for staff if a bite occurs. 41

ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS FORM Regulation 13 42

FIRST AID PROCEEDURE 42

FIRST AID TREATMENT 42

General Health and Safety Points 43

Sickness Policy 44

Medical Assistance Policy (Regulation 7) 48

Out of School Collection & Drop off Policy 49

Food and Nutritional Meals Policy 49

FIRE SAFETY POLICY 50

CLEANING & MAINTENANCE POLICY 50



Developing, implementing and reviewing Policy and Procedures

DEVELOPMENT OF POLICIES


Policy and procedures are developed by the Manager and reviewed continuously to meet changing needs and practises. All stakeholders have an input into devising, implementing and reviewing the policies. A general review is also conducted on an annual basis.

The Board of management, staff, and parents are all given a chance to contribute their opinions. It is also up to the manager to take account of the opinion of the children in the overall policy document.

Equality proofing our policies is an active process, with ongoing assessment of development and re-evaluation of all practice. Continuous monitoring is essential to allow for evaluations, review and improvement of our policies. Our policies are available to all stakeholders to ensure that full understanding of our overall ethos, practices and goals.

Policy and procedures documents have been submitted to The County Childcare Committee, and Pobal, the agency who manages childcare grants and assures quality in policies is understood from the outset of the service.

The preschool officers of HSE may review all or part of the policy and procedures document as part of their annual inspection process.




  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   ...   15


The database is protected by copyright ©hestories.info 2017
send message

    Main page