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01 Feb 2016

Reminder: Health and safety procedures for parents bringing their children into work

The University has recently updated its policy on safeguarding children on campus and staff who work with children are required to familiarise themselves with it. A child is anyone who has not yet reached their 18th birthday.

As part of the policy and guidance, there is a health and safety procedure for safeguarding children on University premises specifically in relation to staff bringing their children onto campus.

If a child is brought onto campus for a short and informal visit, for example a parent calls into their office on the way home to collect a forgotten item, the child must be accompanied and appropriately supervised by their parent/guardian at all times.

While it is neither advisable not appropriate for staff to bring their children into University buildings, if they need to they must complete a short risk assessment that needs to be signed off by their local manager, as detailed in the policy.

More information

A document explaining the full policy is available online. Visit:

For further guidance and advice, contact: