I will safely supervise children when we go on outings or trips, and undertake a risk assessment.
I will teach the children about safety when we are out and about and tell them what to do if they do become lost according to their age and stage of development. For example when we get to the park we will talk about where to go if they can’t see me and think that they are lost. I will also teach the children about stranger danger and shouting NO if they feel threatened.
If a child goes missing, first I would check our arranged meeting place. I would also shout their name and do a quick search of the immediate area. I would ensure that the other children in my care were together and with me. If the child cannot be found then I will tell the police, provide a description of the child and their clothing and search the area.
If a child goes missing in a public place e.g. a library, park, shop or shopping centre I will also alert the staff and security staff.
Then, I will contact the parents and Ofsted.
Other children in my care will be kept with me and reassured.