Norovirus - Advice for Schools & Parents
It is very important that the Local Authority keeps a list of out of hours emergency contact details for every school in Kent. An emergency incident may directly or indirectly affect a school and its day to day business and will often occur outside the normal school day or timetable.
To ensure KCC has an up to date list of contact details a NEW online form has been developed. Please click on the link below and complete the contact information for five school representatives (this should only take 10-15 minutes). This information will be kept confidential and will only be accessed by a restricted number of Local Authority Officers.
These contacts will also be used to populate the Kent Rest Centre Directory if you have already been identified as a designated rest/reception centre.
If you have already completed the online form for your school then you do not have to do this again. However if you completed the online form and the school contact details have since changed please complete the form again. Please be aware that you only need to detail the name and address of the school and the contact details that have changed - you do not need to complete the entire form again.
In addition, you will receive a copy of the information you have entered for your own records.
A reminder to update your information will be sent via the school e-bulletin every 4/5 months.
Please complete this form by 5pm 26th April 2012
This guidance provides advice for headteachers on risks schools may face, preventative strategies and advice on how to communicate a school closure to parents, stakeholders and the Local Authority.
The Kent Closures Website
The Kent Closures website will publish school closures during severe snow and/or ice during the winter months. To make sure your school's emergency school closure appears on the Kent Closures website please register online in advance. For information on registering and using the Kent Closures website please download the Winter Planning Guidance for Kent Schools 2012/2013 (see above).
If you have any problems registering please email the emergency planning team on email@example.com.
Below is a link to a template for a School Emergency Management and Business Continuity Plan. Please use the supporting guidance to develop a tailored plan for your individual school. The template and guidance are flexible and your plan should reflect circumstances and issues specific to your school.
The template and guidance have been developed in consultation with the Area Education Officers and Emergency Planning Team.
If you would like any further information or advice please contact the Emergency Planning Team on 01622 694991.
While 999 is a well-recognised number used to report emergencies, the 2010 British Crime Survey found that 54% of the public do not know how to contact their local police if they want to talk to them about policing, crime or anti-social behaviour. The introduction of the 101 number will give the public a simple, easy way to contact their local police force to report non-emergency crime and disorder, to speak to their local officers or make general enquiries. The current Kent Police number, 01622 690690 will remain in place for callers from overseas but will no longer be promoted as the non-emergency number.
You can call Kent Crimestoppers to give information about a crime anonymously by calling 0800 555111
A rest centre is set up to provide temporary accommodation for people who have been affected by an emergency and is intended to provide basic care for a short period while the incident is dealt with. In some situations school buildings and/or facilities may be requested to act as rest centres. This is an opportunity for schools to play a major role in supporting their community during a crisis situation.
For more information:
For more information please contact:
Emergency Planning Officer
Emergency Planning Unit
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01622 222708