All children and young people have the right to relax, play and enjoy their time at The Kids’ Club, without fear of intimidation, harassment, physical or verbal abuse.
The Kids’ Club recognises the importance of positive and effective behaviour management strategies in promoting all children and young people’s welfare and enjoyment.
All staff including volunteers are committed to establishing positive behaviour management, with all children, young people and their families. Ensuring all children and young people are treated with the same respect and empathy.
The aims of our Behaviour Management Policy are to help all children and young people to:
Every effort will be made to support our challenging behaviour strategies necessary to promote a positive outcome, however persistent unacceptable behaviour from a child/young person will result in the following steps:
The Kids’ Club has the right to temporarily suspend; this includes informing parents/ carers their child/young person must be collected immediately if the Club feels it necessary.
Suspensions should be consistent, fair and proportionate to the behaviour concerned. In setting such a sanction, consideration is given to the child’s/young person’s age and maturity. Any other relevant information about the child/young person and their situation will also be considered. If appropriate, help and advice will be sought from concerned professionals in order to plan for the child’s/young person’s return.
After an immediate suspension has taken place, the Management team will arrange a meeting with the child/young person concerned and their parents/ carers to discuss the incident and decide if/when it will be possible for them to return to Club.
When a suspension is over and before a child/young person is allowed to return to Club, there will be a discussion between the Management team, the child/young person and their parents/ carers, setting out the conditions of their return.
In an extreme situation whereby all strategies and other attempts to address persistent unacceptable behaviour have been unsuccessful, The Kids’ Club has the right to permanently exclude a child/young person. This right will only be exercised where absolutely necessary, but will be done so whereby the duty of care provided to other children/young people and users of Club is unduly compromised by irresolvable unacceptable behaviour.
(Reviewed April 2020)