In the event that a child is missing or thought to have been abducted, the following procedure will be carried out:
The staff member responsible for the child will search the premises for the child.
If the child is not located after all potential hiding spots and immediate outdoor areas have been search, the facility director should be notified that the child is missing.
The staff member should also double check to confirm that the child has not beenpicked up that day by their parents.
If the child has not been found, a lockdown begins. During a lockdown, the procedures are:
all exits are monitored by employees letting no one in or out of the facility
911 will be called by the teacher in-charge of the child
the teacher has the best knowledge of what the child is wearing along wit distinctive features.
keep other children calm and stay in regular routine.
The following information will written down and given to the police;
child's name, age, height, weight, date of birth, and hair color
child's clothing worn that day, indentifying features
time at which child was noticed missing
if a child abduction is suspected, were there suspicious vehicles or personslocated around the child care center. If so, descriptions written down as well
The center Director will notify the parents that the child is missing from the center. While the police are in route, the child care center will continue to look for the child. They will look in every cabinet, closet, cubby, and every other location a child could hide.
Once the police arrive at the center, all information will be given to them to help in locating the child.
The police should be asked to activate an Amber Alert by the facility Director or person in-charge.
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