Breakfast and after-school club 115 Club St Lukes has said that they have taken “immediate action” to rectify several failings identified in an Ofsted report from last month.
115 Club St Luke’s face a deadline today of rectifying safeguarding issues following a damning Ofsted report.
One of the major concerns of the Ofsted inspection, which took place last month, was a failure to obtain written consent or to keep parents well-informed about medication being given to their children.
Aside from issues surrounding medication, the report stated the finding “Arrangements for (the) supervision of children are not effective to ensure children are protected from harm.”
The report also suggested that the failure to adequately record attendances “places children at risk should a child go missing or if there is an emergency.”
Additionally, Ofsted has requested that written permission is obtained and effectively recorded before administering medications and informing parents whenever medicine is used. Meanwhile, the club must also ensure that all records including children’s individual information are easily accessible to ensure children’s needs are met.
The club has vowed to learn from the Ofsted inspection, which also noted that despite the failings the club provided an environment that allowed children to “enjoy their time at the club.”
A spokesperson at 115 Club St Lukes said: “We will learn from this very disappointing experience and apply that knowledge to make an even more safe, secure and happy environment.”
The club added: “At 115 club the welfare and happiness of the children we look after is at the centre of what we do.
“We are always grateful for the continued support of our families who remain very happy with the care we provide.”
Some of the amendments the club has made includes a “countdown system on the signing out book. We have a visible tally system for children going to the toilet or going outside.”
Meanwhile, the 115 Club has now asked parents to sign the Administration of Medication forms as required.
The club, based at St Johns Church of England School, Bournemouth opens from 7.30am to 9am and 2.50pm to 5.45pm.
The club registered in 2011 provides care to children aged four to eleven and is one of six different clubs operated by the 115 Club, registered to 115 Childcare Services Limited.