Personal and Intimate Care Policy

This policy and guidelines have been written in conjunction with all other school policies on:



Here at The Link School, we are committed to ensuring that all staff responsible for the intimate care of children will undertake their duties in a professional manner at all times. No child is excluded from our school that, for whatever reason, may not be toilet trained and we also work with parents/carers to support toilet training where necessary.



  • To ensure that the school works in partnerships with parents to ensure that they fully understand the school’s policies and procedures when dealing with intimate care.
  • To ensure that the provision of intimate personal care fully meets the needs of the school’s child protection policy.
  • To ensure that the intimate care of children is done in a sympathetic manor and children are treated with respect.
  • To consider every child’s needs individually, taking full account of their age, special needs disability and gender ensuring everything will be done to avoid embarrassment

 The Intimate Care Policy and Guidelines applies to everyone involved in the intimate care of children.

These guidelines should be read in conjunction with other policies a school may hold, for example:

  • Child Protection Policy
  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Staff Recruitment Policy
  • Moving and Handling Policy

You can read our full Personal and Intimate Care Policy by downloading the PDF below.

  Personal and Intimate Care Policy – PDF


Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777

Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 561 4777