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Flint High School SAFEGUARDING-SITE SECURITY POLICY: The children Act of 1989 makes clear the duty to regard the welfare of the child as of paramount concern. The safety and welfare of the child overrides all other considerations. Our school has a firm commitment to the development of good practice and sound procedures for all staff and volunteers working in the school.

Purposes: • •

To protect students from threat of physical danger from an unauthorised outsider during the school day. To ensure that there is a clear understanding amongst all who work at Flint High School of how to identify that a person is suitable authorised to be on the premises.

Guidelines: The overarching principle is that all staff should be in no doubt as to the validity of every student and adult to be on the premises. Any member of staff should challenge any person not visibly identified as having authority •

All staff must wear an official photo identity badge hung from an official Flint High School lanyard which is maroon and has the school name and logo on it. Issue of these cards and lanyards is strictly monitored and they are retrieved from any staff members who leave.

Every 6th Form student, whether from Flint High School or another Consortium School must wear an official photo identity badge which identifies them as a student. 6th Form students must sign in and out at Reception upon entering and leaving the premises.

Every visitor to the school must report to Reception to be processed as a visitor. If a member of staff receives a visitor who has not been to Reception, they must be taken to Reception immediately.

At Reception every visitor will be processed as follows: •

If they already have a photo id (eg Flintshire County Council or Ysgol Maes Hyfryd) it will be checked and they will be asked to sign in and prominently wear a DATED YELLOW STICKER. This means they have authority to move about the school unaccompanied.

If they are known or regular visitors to the school (eg advisers, supply teachers), they will fill in a visitors slip and display it prominently from a GREEN lanyard. This means they have authority to move about the school unaccompanied.

If they are not known to the school (eg parents, business representatives), they will fill in a visitors slip and display it prominently from a RED lanyard. This means they DO NOT have authority to move about the school unaccompanied.

Contractors working outside the school premises but who may need occasional access during the day will wear a DATED YELLOW STICKER and sign in each time they enter the premises.

All visitors must sigh out when they leave the premises

Date: September 2011. Ratified: Reviewed Date: December 2011.


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