Please be aware that for ease of reading we have used the word parent to mean any adult who has responsibility for the child. This could be a step parent, foster parents the child's grandparents or other significant adult.
We use the word child and children to mean any child or young person less than sixteen years of age.
Please note that our policies are all written by us, we do not ever wish to copy other peoples work. If you belive that anything on our policies or website as a whole contradicts this please let us know as soon as possible and we will do our best to resolve any issues.