We believe intimate care is any activity such as feeding, oral care, washing, changing clothes, toileting, first aid and medical assistance, comforting and support, and supervising intimate self-care that is required to meet the personal needs of a child regularly or during a one-off incident.
We have a duty to safeguard children and school personnel at all times. We must develop independence in each child but on those occasions when children need assistance they must feel safe, have personal privacy, feel valued, are treated with dignity and respect, are involved and consulted about their own intimate care with school personnel that are specially trained in intimate care procedures.
We treat every child as an individual treating them gently and sensitively as possible.
The Governing Body has:
The Headteacher will:
The Nominated Governor will:
School personnel will:
Nappy changing procedures include:
All children have the right to be treated:
We will raise awareness of this policy via:
We ensure all school personnel have equal chances of training, career development and promotion.
Periodic training will be organised for all school personnel so that they are kept up to date with new information and guide lines concerning equal opportunities.
Under the Equality Act 2010 we have a duty not to discriminate against people on the basis of their age, disability, gender, gender identity, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.
We believe that this policy is in line with the Equality Act 2010 as it is fair, it does not prioritise or disadvantage any pupil and it helps to promote equality at this school.
The practical application of this policy will be reviewed annually or when the need arises by the Headteacher and the nominated governor.
A statement of the policy’s effectiveness and the necessary recommendations for improvement will be presented to the Governing Body for further discussion and endorsement.