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Emergency Evacuation Procedure

The Man In The Moon will make every effort to remain open, but in exceptional circumstances, we may need to close at short notice.

Possible reasons for emergency closure include:

  • Serious weather conditions.

  • Heating system failure.

  • Burst water pipes.

  • Fire or bomb scare/explosion.

  • Death of an adult or child.

  • Assault on an adult or child.

  • Serious accident or illness.

In the event of an emergency, our primary concern will be to ensure that both children and crew members are kept safe. If it is necessary to evacuate, the following steps will be taken:

  • If appropriate a crew member will contact the emergency services.

  • All children will be escorted from the building to the assembly point using the nearest safe exit.

  • No attempt will be made to collect personal belongings or to re-enter the building after evacuation.

  • A nominated crew member will check the premises and will collect the register (including emergency contact details) providing that this does not put anyone at risk.

  • Before leaving the building the nominated crew member will close all accessible doors and windows if it is safe to do so.

  • The register will be taken and all children and crew members accounted for.

  • If any person is missing from the register, the emergency services will be informed immediately.

  • We will contact parents/carers to collect their children. If the register is not available, we will use the emergency contacts list (which is kept off-site).

  • All children will be supervised until they are safely collected.

  • If after every attempt, a child's parent/carer cannot be contacted, we will follow our ​Uncollected Child procedure.

If we have to close, even temporarily, or operate from alternative premises, as a result of the emergency, we will notify Ofsted.

Ofsted's address is: Ofsted, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street, Manchester M1 2WD

Telephone: 0300 123 1231

Related procedure: Uncollected Child.

​Reviewed: 10 May 2022

Review Period: 24 months​​

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