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A vital resource for Special Needs Children and their familes

Parent Guide

We are a local charity that runs Out of School clubs for special needs children/young adults and provide activities to suit their individual needs and abilities.

We offer a safe and friendly environment and provide high quality care for our members. Flag special needs club has three separate clubs with 30 places in each.

The Juniors caters for children from five to eleven; the Senior club eleven to twenty one plus and we also have a small Autistic Unit that accommodates ten young people. Our club offers a Key Worker system to enable relationships to develop between staff, parents/carers and club members.

Key Workers are responsible for an allocated small group of children and provide details of members achievements and activities. Parents/Carers will be informed who their child's Key Worker is.

When your child reaches eleven years old they will progress to the senior club which is located in a different area of the school. We will make the transition a smooth as possible; your child will spend time with the group allowing them time to adjust to the change.

Within our club all the activities have been carefully planned by club leaders to suit all ages and abilities.

Working with other Professionals.

We work closely with many outside agencies including North East Lincolnshire Council, Children’s Disability Team, Short Break Service, Early years and OFSTED. We offer our staff support and relevant training. This is reviewed annually.

Dress Code.

We require suitable clothing for your child or young person and a spare set if required by your child. However we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage of any of their belongings. We discourage children/young adults from bringing their own toys into the clubs.

Medication/Care Plan.

Prior to your child/young person starting Flag, we will ask you to fill in a detailed care plan of medication to be given. You will have to sign medication to club leaders giving your prior consent for our staff to administer. You must inform the Manager/Club Leader of an change in your child’s/young persons medication as soon as possible.

Security.

Strand Street School is a safe and secure building, all exit doors are coded and outside play areas are all secure.

Your child's health and safety are our foremost concern. We require you to fill in a detailed Referral Form, Care Plan and a small booklet with likes and dislikes etc about your child.

No unauthorised person will be allowed to collect your child unless previously arranged by you and the Manager/Club Leader. If you make arrangements by telephone the Manager/Club Leader will require the name, address and telephone number and proof of ID when collecting the child from clubs.

Visits.

We often go on local trips and you will have to sign a generic form to give your consent to cover these, this is part of the referral process. For day trips we will give you a separate permission slip with all the relevant details. We also have a detailed risk assessment for each trip.

Notices.

Located in the entrance is a notice board showing staff and committee photos. There is also information displayed such as our Mission Statement, OFSTED registration, insurance certificate and our policies and procedures. We also have copies of the policies and procedures on a CD that you are welcome to sign out and read at your leisure.