Frederic Chopin Integrative Saturday School in Bath (FCISS) does not allow the consumption of alcohol and drugs or smoking on its premises by staff during working hours.
FCISS displays non-smoking signs at all time to inform all staff, parents, volunteers and visitors that we are a non- smoking site.
All staff and volunteers are made aware that the site is non-smoking both indoors and outdoors upon induction
If a member of staff/volunteer wishes to smoke on their break, they must leave FCISS’s premises and go to the designated point, with their uniform covered (NO LOGO SHOWING): outside the building on the street.
Staff and volunteers are made aware that if they should be caught smoking on site they will be subject to disciplinary procedure as outlined in their contract of employment
Should a parent/volunteer/visitor be found to be smoking on site, they will be asked to leave the premises immediately
Alcohol and Drugs:
Should a staff member arrive at FCISS under the influence of alcohol/other substances that may impair their ability to care for the children, the person in charge will ask them to leave the premises immediately. Disciplinary procedures will be initiated in line with staff contract of employment.
Should a parent/volunteer/visitor arrive at the setting under the influence of alcohol/other substances they will be asked to leave immediately.
Staff should inform the service leader and the CPO (Child Protection Officer) if they have reason to believe that a parent/carer is under the influence of alcohol/other substances when dropping off or collecting their child.
Should a parent who is under the influence of alcohol/other substances that may affect their ability to care for their child arrive to collect their child, FCISS will refuse to release the child into their care.
If it is deemed necessary FCISS will continue to care for the child with two members of staff present whilst the parent/carer makes alternative arrangements for their child’s collection.
Should a child be found in the possession of alcohol/other substances on the premises, for example in their bag, then the item(s) will be removed and kept in a lockable cupboard inaccessible to the children.
The service leader/CPO will be informed. The parent/carer will be contacted and asked to collect the alcohol. If they refuse to do so, FCISS will dispose of the alcohol in an appropriate manner.
An accurate written report will be documented, dated and signed by the member of staff/service leader/CPO detailing the incident.
A discussion will take place between the service leader/CPO and the parent/carer to identify
reasons for the presence of the alcohol/other substances.
If staff suspect that an illegal act has occurred regarding the possession of drugs on the premises the police will be informed and all substances handed over to them.
Should any of the above incidents occur, full details will be documented in writing, signed and dated and kept in a lockable cabinet
If a member of staff/volunteer needs to take any medication that may impair their ability to care for children, that person should seek medical advice before attending FCISS. They must also inform Service Leader as soon as possible of the reason for the medication.
They will be able to return to work providing the advice is that the medication is unlikely to impair their ability to care for children