Children or Vulnerable Adults Found without their Parents / Guardians
A child or vulnerable adult appearing to be lost should be approached and asked if they know where their parents / guardian are.
If a child or vulnerable adult still appears to be lost call one of the contacts (listed below) and take the child or vulnerable adult to St Peter & St Paul’s Church where they will be encouraged to remain until they have been re-united with a parent or guardian.
Miranda Jones (Enhanced DBS Cleared) on 07912 032 583 - located in multiple venues overseeing the event
Rachel (DBS Cleared) on 07828 147 800 - located in St. Peter & St. Pau’s Church throughout the event
The child or vulnerable adult should gently be asked for as much information as possible, including, their name, who they are with, where they last saw them and a description of them. If the child is brought over by another adult, as much information as possible should be gained from them.
If the parent/ guardian’s name is known make your way to the Rutland Radio stand and ask for this announcement to be made via the public address system “This is a public announcement, could (name of person) please go to the Parish Church”.
If the name of the parent /guardian is not known, ask for the following announcement to be made “This is a public announcement. If you have been separated from a family member, then please go to the Parish Church”.
The PA announcement should not mention the name of the lost child.
If a parent/guardian is not located with 30 minutes, Miranda Jones will inform the police.
Parent/ Guardian reporting lost children
Reassure parent / guardian / personal assistant informing you of a lost child, that a search will be organised.
Encourage the parent to come to the Parish Church so they can give details. Ask them for the following details of the child or vulnerable adult – name, age, sex, ethnic origin, hair colour, build, clothing, location last seen and who they were with.
Call all the numbers on your contact card so that a search can be organised.
When the child or vulnerable person is found, they will be led to the Parish Church to be re-united with their parent.
If a child or vulnerable person is not found within 30 minutes inform the police.
Re-uniting Parent /Personal Assistants with Children /Vulnerable Adults
If a child or vulnerable adult is reluctant to go with a collecting adult then the adult should be asked for proof of ID. If necessary the police should be called.
Once a child or vulnerable adult has been re-united with their collecting adult all stewards, call all numbers on the contact card to inform.
Call to meet Miranda Jones who will log all details in a written report.