GOC General Policies


This General Policies was ratified by the Managing Committee on (Insert appropriate date)



Supervision of children

Children will be supervised by a staff member at all times while they are in the Children's Village premises. Travel to school and back arrangements will be supervised by Children's Village management to ensure the safety of children. Children's Village contact details will be provided to relevant school authorities to meet any emergency situation



Guidance and Discipline

A positive approach to guidance and discipline will ensure recognition and respect of the individual child. Staff work with children to develop self-discipline and achieve positive behaviour. All direction will be performed in a positive way.



Nutrition

Nutritional and well balanced meals are provided. Every endeavour is made to ensure that meals are a pleasant and social occasion and that different cultural and religious requirements are respected and accommodated. All staff will be trained in safe handling of food.



Clothing

Staff wear comfortable, clean clothes.



Hygiene

Staff are required to conduct all routines in a hygienic manner and follow the procedures as determined.



Evacuation

All staff are trained in the evacuation procedure. Children will be made aware of evacuation procedures.



Immunisation

A record of the immunisation of each child where necessary, will be maintained by the Children's Village management.



Medication

Qualified staff are the only persons responsible for administering a child's medicine. Medicine may only be administered if in the original container.



First Aid Qualifications

At all times there will be at least one trained staff member will be available at the Children's Village premises



First Aid Qualifications

At all times there will be at least one trained staff member will be available at the Children's Village premises


GOC General Procedures


Accidents

Depending on the nature of the accident, children may be treated either inhouse or taken to near-by medical facility. Children's Village Management will keep a record of any accident.



Sick children

Taking into account the individual and the nature of the illness, the necessity of separation is then determined.



Child Abuse

Children's Village Management will strictly follow all statutory procedures for dealing with any complaints of abuse of a child in our care.