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Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol Policy

Smoking

  • Policy: Smoking is prohibited on all premises, including outdoor areas.

  • Applies to: Crew members, individuals collecting children, and any visitors.

  • Child Possession: If a child is found with cigarettes, they will be confiscated, and the parent/carer will be informed at the end of the session.

Alcohol

  • Policy:

    • No one under the influence of alcohol is permitted on the premises.

    • Crew members must not bring alcohol onto the premises.

  • Enforcement:

    • Individuals under the influence will be asked to leave immediately.

    • Disciplinary actions will follow if the individual is a crew member.

    • If a child is found with alcohol, it will be confiscated, and the parent/carer will be notified at the end of the session.

 

Drugs

  • Policy:

    • No one under the influence of illegal drugs is permitted on the premises.

  • Enforcement:

    • Individuals under the influence will be asked to leave immediately.

    • Disciplinary actions will follow if the individual is a crew member.

    • If a child is found with illegal drugs, they will be confiscated, and the parent/carer will be notified.

    • Crew members taking prescription drugs that may affect their ability to function must inform management and seek medical advice. A risk assessment will be conducted. Medication must be stored securely and out of children's reach.

 

Safeguarding Children

  • Duty of Care: All crew members must report to the designated Child Protection Officer (CPO) if they suspect a parent/carer is under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs and poses a threat to a child's safety.

  • Preventive Measures:

    • Crew members will prevent the child from traveling in a vehicle driven by an impaired parent/carer.

    • Police will be called if necessary.

Related Policies:

Review and Update:

 

  • Reviewed: 25 June 2024

  • Review Period: Every 24 months

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