Fresh Memories Studio Child Protection Policy
At Fresh Memories Studio, the safety, welfare, and protection of all children attending our classes and events is paramount. As parents ourselves, we deeply understand the importance of fostering a secure, nurturing, and inclusive environment where children can explore, learn, and grow creatively, all while creating fond memories.
- Staff Vetting: All our staff and guest instructors undergo thorough background checks, including criminal history. Each member is required to complete child protection training, ensuring they meet our high standards of safety and care.
- Supervision: Children are supervised by at least two adults at all times, maintaining a healthy student-to-instructor ratio. This practice ensures every child's safety and allows for personalized attention during their creative exploration.
- Reporting Mechanism: Any concerns or allegations of abuse or neglect are reported immediately to the studio manager. The situation is then escalated to the appropriate authorities, ensuring confidentiality and prompt response.
- Code of Conduct: We have established a clear code of conduct that promotes respect and personal boundaries. This code is communicated to staff, children, and parents, creating a respectful and caring studio environment.
- Parental Involvement: Parents are actively encouraged to engage in their child's activities. We require parental consent for children's participation in our programs. We maintain open communication channels with parents and guardians, updating them about their child's progress and experiences.
- Risk Management: All our activities and spaces undergo regular safety reviews. We take necessary precautions to mitigate risks, with readily available first aid kits and well-communicated emergency procedures.
- Internet and Photography: Parental consent is mandatory for any photography or video recording involving children. We ensure no child's photo or video is shared on any platform without explicit consent, respecting privacy and personal preferences.
- Training: We conduct regular training sessions on child protection and safety protocols for all staff members. These sessions ensure our team remains vigilant, knowledgeable, and up-to-date with child protection practices.
At Fresh Memories Studio, we are committed to making our studio a haven of creativity and safety for all children. With our own parental perspectives guiding us, we handle all child protection concerns with utmost seriousness, confidentiality, and promptness, always prioritizing the child's wellbeing.