This absconding policy sets out how Apple Tree Farm Services CIC will respond in the event of a service user absconding
The purpose of this policy is to set out our admission and referral policy to demonstrate that admissions will be fair, open, and transparent and enable Apple Tree Farm Services CIC to meet the needs of its students. We are committed to supporting vulnerable children and young people and will ensure we can meet their needs before they are offered a place.
This policy should be read alongside Apple Tree Farm CIC ‘s policies and procedures on child protection and safeguarding. Apple Tree Farm CIC works with children and families as part of its activities. These include farming activities, pastoral support, weekend, and holiday respite.
Students’ attendance levels prior to engaging with Apple Tree Farm Services CIC are generally below average for the local area but those with previously poor attendance will show improvement during their time with Apple Tree Farm Services CIC. Mobility is high with pupils spending varying amounts of time at the provision, dependent on their individual needs. Any provision’s education lays the vital foundations of a child’s life. Research clearly demonstrates the link between regular attendance and educational progress and attainment. Parents/carers and the educational provision’s staff should work in partnership to make education a success and to ensure that all children have full and equal access to all that the provision has to offer. As an alternative educational and therapeutic provision, we will encourage parents and carers to ensure that their child achieves maximum attendance and that any barriers that prevent this are identified and removed promptly. As parents, it is their responsibility to ensure that their children arrive to the educational provision and return home safely.
Children’s Behaviour Code
This code of behaviour is there to make sure everyone who takes part in Apple Tree Farm Services CIC’s activities knows what is expected of them and feels safe, respected and valued
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
The purpose of Apple Tree Farm Services CIC safeguarding, and child protection policy is to provide a secure framework for the workforce in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of those children/young people who attend our setting.
Where it would not be appropriate for anyone working for Apple Tree Farm at the time ofthe complaint to provide this support, the service user should be advised that they can ask a person such as a family member, social worker, or independent advocate to assistin complaint matters.
Data Protection Policy
This policy aims to clarify what happens to your data.
Employee Training and Development Policy
In the modern competitive environment, employees need to replenish their knowledge and acquire new skills to do their jobs better. This will benefit both them and the company. We want them to feel confident about improving efficiency and productivity, as well as finding new ways towards personal development and success.
Apple Tree Farm recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal andregulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an
integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, with regular review points. Wewill encourage customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders to do the same.
Apple Tree Farm is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and service users and eliminating unlawful discrimination.
This policy should be read alongside Apple Tree Farm CIC ‘s policies and procedures on adult and child protection and safeguarding. Apple Tree Farm CIC works with children and families as part of its activities. These include farming activities, pastoral support, weekend, and holiday respite.
Health and Safety Policy
Apple Tree Farm places a high priority on the health and safety of employees, in line with its duty under the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and all subsidiary legislation and approved codes of practice.
Leadership and Management Statement
It is the manager’s responsibility: to ensure that all staff are competent and confident and have gone through a careful selection procedure and are offered relevant training opportunities.
Lost or Uncollected Child Policy
Every effort is made to ensure the safety of your child whilst they are in our care at school. This policy sets out our procedures for maintaining safety and dealing with the unlikely event of a child going missing.
Photography and Filming Policy Statement
Apple Tree Farm CIC works with children and families as part of its activities. These include farming activities, pastoral support, weekend and holiday respite.
We all have a duty of care towards the children in our setting. This duty of care applies as much to what we don’t do as what we do do.
When children are in danger of hurting themselves or others, or of causing significant damage to property, we have a responsibility to intervene. We choose to use Passive Intervention and Prevention strategies (PiPs).
This RSHE policy aims to encourage pupils to develop knowledge, skills and understanding to empower them to make healthy and safe lifestyle choices both now and in the future. Apple Tree Farm works to promote the emotional well-being of all our students.
Staff Code of Conduct Policy
To offer a fair and effective service to everyone at Apple Tree Farm, staff must have a clear understanding of the expectations in terms of behaviour so that these expectations can be conveyed to service users according to their individual level of understanding
Staff Recruitment Policy
Apple Tree Farm uses thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection processes focussed on making sure that only people who have the appropriate skills and knowledge can enter our workforce.
Substance Abuse Policy
Substance abuse impairs the rational thinking and actions of employees, inflicting additional responsibility on co-workers, and may lead to workplace accidents, poor job performance, and unsatisfactory customer service. Therefore, Apple Tree Farm Services CIC has established this substance abuse policy to protect both its employees and customers, and to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for all.
To make Apple Tree Farm an accessible environment for all to reach by offering the provision of transport for specific programmes to enable children and young people to access the farm and its services where they would otherwise not be able to
Whistleblowing means the reporting of suspected misconduct, illegal acts or failure to act and it is often employees who are the first to realise that there is or may be something seriously wrong. At whistleblowing is viewed as a positive act that can make a valuable contribution to our efficiency and long-term success. It is not disloyal to colleagues or to to speak up. We are committed to achieving the highest possible standards in all we do.
Fire Risk Assessment
Apple Tree Farm takes the protection of its staff and clients very seriously and as such will review Fire Risk Assessments annually and act promptly and duly to any concerns identified.
Apple Tree Farm Risk Assessment 23-24
This risk assessment sets out how Apple Tree Farm Services CIC manages the risk for all farm activities.