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Dealing with lost children at events

You will need a lost children point in an easy to find location.  This is so parents and children can meet up if they become separated during the event.

You must have at least two competent adults, one male and one female, at the point to supervise any children.  Anyone working with, or likely to work with, children or vulnerable adults will need a Criminal Records Disclosure Check (CRDC) before the event.

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Make sure stewards know where to bring lost children and that a PA announcement is made to alert parents.  The PA announcement should only include limited information.  This minimises the risk of someone other than the child’s parents coming to collect them.

You should make all reasonable checks that the person collecting a child is their parent or guardian. If you have any doubts do not hand the child over.