Lost Child Policy

The care of your child is paramount and I will always try to ensure that they remain with me and are safe.

However sometimes children can become ‘lost’ in busy places and therefore as a responsible Childcare Practitioner I have written a procedure that will be followed in the unlikely event of this happening.

  • I will immediately raise the alarm to all around me that I have lost a child and enlist the help of everyone to look for them, I will provide everyone involved in the search with a description of the child.
    • If it is a secure area such as a shopping centre, I will quickly alert the security staff so they can seal off exits and monitor the situation on any CCTV
  • I will reassure the other children with me, as they may be distressed
  • I will then alert the police and provide a full description
  • I will then alert the parents of the situation

I take precautions to avoid situations like this happening by implementing the following measures:

  • Ensuring the children hold my hand or the pushchair whilst we are out
  • Avoid going to places that are overcrowded
  • On outings the children wear wristbands with my mobile number on them
  • I teach the children about the dangers of wandering off and of talking to strangers

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Date Created: 5th January 2020
Updated: 19th May 2022