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.
Illness and accidents
Details of any on-going illness or medical condition and its treatment (including medication) should be entered on the enrollment 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 Center 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).
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.
Students will be accompanied to Urgent Care by their Group Leader or a member of staff. Please note that students are responsible for any transportation costs as well as any out-of-pocket medical expenses that are to be paid to the medical facility at the time of visit.
Coming to the US: All students MUST have insurance to travel to the US. Kings Insurances will automatically be added to the student’s invoice at the time of booking unless insurance is already in place and documents are provided as proof.
If there is an emergency that a member of Kings staff cannot deal with, the Emergency Services should be called on 911 in the US.
All students will receive instruction on what do should a fire alarm sound within 24 hours of arrival and there will be regular fire drills during their stay. Should the fire alarm sound students will always need to evacuate and meet at the prearranged 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 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.