All members of staff promote positive behaviour at all times and deal with difficult behaviour in partnership with Parents. We will challenge and respond to bullying and discrimination and do so in a caring and sensitive manner without using physical punishment or emotional or verbal abuse. No restraint will be applied to a child unless the situation becomes harmful to the child involved or another child attending little rookies.
All staff are involved in all of the activities throughout the course of the day in order to demonstrate the importance of being a good role model.
We have Club Rules and Little Rookies reserves the right to withdraw the service if a child's behaviour is consistently unacceptable. Little Rookies requires that parents make their children aware of the club rules prior to attending.
Child Protection Policy
The children will always be our first priority.
If we have reason to suspect a child is being abused, this is the procedure we will follow.
- Our concerns may not always be discussed with the parents if we feel the child would be at risk of further harm
- Our concerns will be passed onto the Fife Council Social Work Assessment team at 390 South Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5NL, 01592 583 262 by following the guidance offered by the governing body.
- We will not question the child in any way for the purposes of obtaining information.
- We will write down everything that a child says to us in his/her own words.
- We will keep accurate records of all child protection claims.
- All adults working at the club will be vetted through Disclosure Scotland.
Staff will never share information about children and families with others, without the permission of the family. All family and children's personal details are safely stored in a filing box, to which access is restricted to Staff members only.
Health and Safety & Infection Control Policy
The Health and Safety of your child is very important to me and we have the following procedures in place to support this.
- We do a quick risk assessment of the club every morning before the children arrive to ensure that it is a safe environment for the children to attend
- All equipment is checked and cleaned regularly.
- We have procedures in place in the event of a fire (see separate policy)
- We do not permit smoking at the club
- We have strict Child protection guidelines in place (see separate policy)
- Children must stay in the club grounds (club rules)
- We have emergency contact details with us at all times should we need to contact the parents.
If you have any concerns regarding the health and safety of your child please discuss them with me.
As an activity club we have a responsibility to have knowledge about the signs and symptoms of infectious diseases.
We would always wear disposable gloves and aprons when dealing with blood and any other bodily fluids. Cuts and grazes will be cleaned and covered with waterproof dressings.
We have a 2 bathroom which will be made available for all children to wash at any time. There will be a hand drier for the children and anti bacterial liquid soap which we will supply for the children to wash their hands.
We ask that children are not brought to the club if they have vomited or had diarrhea, or any other infectious condition within 48 hours to avoid the spreading of viruses and bugs.
If your child is ill whilst at the club, we will ensure that you are contacted immediately. Collection of children from the club will only be allowed by a named person/s on the registration form.
Medication can only be administered with written authority from the parent/carer. Medication must be handed to the Co-ordinator on arrival and must be in its original container labelled with the child's name, dosage and times required.
Procedure for Lost or Uncollected Children
In the event of a child not being collected we would initially try to contact the parent or guardian of the child concerned using additional contact numbers held on file.
If we were unable to contact any of the nominated persons we would allow a reasonable period of time to elapse before contacting the duty officer at the local Social Services Dept to try to locate parents/guardians.
We would remain with the child/children at all times and ensure that they were not distressed or in any danger.
In the unlikely event of a child becoming lost from either the Club premises we would inform the police immediately and contact the parent or guardian.
Equal Opportunities Policy
All children at Little Rookies Club will
- Be treated as individuals and with equal concern.
- Be encouraged to develop to his/her full potential.
- Be respected in a manner which upholds their dignity.
- Be encouraged to oppose prejudice and discrimination against people.
- Be encouraged to value differences between individuals
- Choice will be given to children throughout the activities to promote independence
Sun Protection Policy
In order for children to gain maximum benefit from outdoor activities it is important that they enjoy the sun safely.
Parents will be asked to provide a bottle of high factor sun cream ( factor 25+ ) for their child, clearly labelled with the child’ name.
We actively encourage children to wear a hat & put their own sun cream on when the sports are outside. Parents are asked to provide a sun hat during the summer months
Emergency Fire Procedure
In the event of an emergency Staff will gather all the children and safely make our way to the front door or out our nearest emergency exit from the hall or bar area which provides easy access to the cricket clubs grounds.
There is a Fire Blanket fitted in the kitchen along with a Fire Extinguisher. We have carried out a Fire Safety Risk Assessment for the club. The fire escape route will be kept clear at all times. Children will be made aware of what the smoke alarm sounds like and the fire escape route will be practised.