Terms & Conditions
Policy & Procedures
The Forest Approach (TFA) Policy statement has a commitment to keeping children safe and healthy and the e-safety policy operates at all times under the umbrella of the Safeguarding Policy. The e-safety policy is implementation of the Safeguarding policy in relation to electronic communications of all types.
At The Forest Approach Computer skills are not vital to accessing life-long learning. It is important for children to learn to be e-safe from an early age, however as our workshop are time limited and focused on natural outdoor learning, computer work will not be a part of our teaching.
The internet is an essential element in the 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. The Forest Approach will where necessarily provide children/adults access to learning experiences online, this will help with the Early Years curriculum.
TFA are responsible for ensuring that material accessed by children/adults is appropriate, ensuring that the use of any content materials complies with copyright law. Website photographs that include children/adults will be selected carefully and will not allow individuals to be clearly identified unless approved. Participants full names will not be used anywhere on the website, particularly in association with photographs. Written permission will be sourced from parents/carers or adults for anyone featuring on the website.
TFA uses their own e-mail address, not a personal e-mail.
On-line communications and social networking. Photographs of participants will only be used with consent and will be gathered for our Facebook group and our website. TFA will not discuss individual children on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networking site.
We suggest that personal mobile phones are left in vehicles , so our workshops are not disturbed . TFA has permission to use their mobile phones in an emergency or to take photos of consented participants with permitted devices.
Any complaints about the e-safety policy will be handled through the feedback and concerns procedure.
This policy was adopt on 1st February 2020
By Mrs Wendy Hamley (Owner of The Forest Approach)
Date for Review 1st February 2021