At Kings Summer we all have a duty to safeguard the wellbeing of students and ensure that they are not at risk of harm. Kings Summer staff members share this responsibility with the group leaders for those students who are part of a group. Kings Staff are solely responsible for individuals.
Our centres and locations have all been selected for their safe and secure environments, and we offer high levels of supervision. We have rules and procedures in place for all our young students to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
We have Welfare Managers in each centre, to ensure that students have someone to look after them and listen to them if they have any questions or need advice or support at any time.
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be viewed here:
Illness and accident
Details of any on-going illness or medical condition and its treatment (including medication) should be entered on the enrolment form at booking stage. We also ask for any information which may effect the student's mental health on this form.
Students should also bring a note with details of their illness with them including their medication and pass this detail on to Centre Management.
Students will receive information on their first day so they know who to go to if they feel ill. This information will also be put up on notice boards around the campus.
If an illness/accident occurs
Students are monitored by staff (there is at least one qualified first aider on the team). The National Health Service 24-hour support telephone number may be called for advice, or we may take a student to a local pharmacy.
More serious illnesses
We will arrange for the student to visit the doctor. If a student has an accident or is seriously ill, we will arrange for them to go to hospital.
Coming to the UK: Students from Europe should bring an up-to-date EHIC card to ensure that they receive free medical treatment (there will be a charge for medicines).
All students should ensure that they have adequate medical/ travel insurance. This can be booked through Kings if you wish.
If there is an emergency that a member of Kings staff cannot deal with, the Emergency Services should be called on 999 in the UK.
All students will receive instruction, within 24 hours of arrival, on what do if a fire alarm sounds, and there will be regular fire drills during their stay. Should the fire alarm sound, students always need to evacuate and meet at the pre-arranged meeting point.
It is an offence to set off a fire alarm for no reason, or to play with fire safety equipment. Anyone found doing so will be liable to pay a fine and may also be asked to leave the school.
If a parent or family member wishes to visit a student on campus, or temporarily remove a student from the programme, they must inform Kings Summer Central Office at least 24 hours in advance and complete documentation required.
We are unable to release students to anybody, including family members, without previous communication.