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Policies and procedures required by Ofsted

The following policies are explicitly required by welfare and safeguarding requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2014), or are implicitly required by the framework, or are required by other legislation. Policies required Equalities policy EYFS policy Safeguarding policy Emergency evacuation procedure Uncollected child…

Starting an out of school club

There is a growing demand for childcare for school-aged children. This section gives you more information on what is involved and how to go about it. Out of School Care is care for children from 3 years of age. It can operate in one or…

Business Planning - Action Plan

The Action Plan should include timelines (commonly known as Critical path analysis) indicating what is going to happen, when, and who will be responsible for the action. For example, renting new premises, refurbishing the premises, recruiting new staff, buying equipment and marketing your services can't…

Committees

Listed below are some of the main roles and responsibilities of the committee: To take responsibility for the welfare of the children. Ensure all of the organisations activities are within the law. Ensure all the activities fall within the organisations, objectives and constitution. To generate…

Committees - Roles and Responsibilities

The committee is usually elected at the organisation's Annual General Meeting. New provisions may decide to elect at the first meeting. The roles that are required to be included in the constitution are as follows: Chairperson Treasurer Secretary The other members of the committee are…

Managing Committee Meetings

Why have meetings? Some meetings such as Annual General Meetings (AGM's) must be held according to law and/or the constitution. It is important that meetings follow a structure, one way to do this is to plan and keep to an 'Agenda'.  The Agenda An agenda…

Meeting the Requirements of a Committee

Quorum  Each meeting held must be quorate, with not less than half the committee present, and must include at least 2 officers, e.g. chair, secretary.  Frequency At least 2 per year unless the committee decides by simple majority to hold a further meeting or meetings.…

Running away

If things have got to the point where you've had to run away from home, you can still access services from the Council or Social Services, and there are also free helplines that you can contact specifically to do with running away: 116 000 -…

Leaving Children's Social Care

Social Services have a duty to help you with your housing needs when you are about to leave care. They should also continue to support you once you leave and help you to sort out any problems. You will need to meet with your Social…

Don't shake the baby

“I thought I couldn’t manage. She cried all the time, I was exhausted and nothing worked. I felt such a failure. I got so angry with her I felt like shaking her to stop her noise. I had no idea how much that could hurt…

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