MACS Policies




All organisations that provide professional health or care services to the public are obliged to publish each year a statement for transparency. This statement includes any incidents that must be reported over the year where a person/s may have been involved in an incident that has brought significant harm to them due to the practice within the service. The service must issue an apology to those harmed by the actions of the service that must be reported under the duty of Candour Guidelines. This report covers the periods April 2019 to March 2020.

MACS works in partnership with external agencies to ensure that children and young people in our care feel safe and are protected at all times.  Outlined in this document are bullet points that MACS will follow in the event that we feel children using our service may require care or protection.  All staff are trained to share information with Senior Staff if they have concerns regarding a child.  Senior staff hold responsibility to record and share information with external agencies as well as providing support to parents and children.  We also provide information for children to access independent advice.

With the updating of the data protection laws to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) starting 25th May 2018, this statement informs all stakeholders of our privacy policy.

At MACS we believe in clear and transparent procedures that help understand what data we store, how it is stored, and how we dispose of it. This policy lays out in detail the General Data Protection Regulations and how MACS endeavours to comply with it. If anyone wishes to exercise data subject access rights, click here to complete our Data Subject Access Request form.

MACS are committed to ensuring the protection and safety of children, young people, staff and clients in our use and supervision of digital information and media access.


We have adopted safe procedures for mobile phones, internet access and multimedia equipment that include Wireless, Bluetooth and 3G/4G access with children, young people and staff. We also aim to maintain data protection practices when transmitting digital information to clients.

On the advice of the Environmental Health Department of East Renfrewshire Council, we have outlined the guidelines for the safe preparation and storing of your child/children’s lunch box(es). 

MACS ensures that both clients and staff’s care needs and health and well-being are considered through health and safety procedures when preparing and providing snacks and foods.


More information about food allergens and packaging can be found on Food Standards Agency on

MACS believe that a placement for a student or volunteer is a valuable opportunity to build experience while learning about working within a childcare environment.  Equally, we appreciate the positive contribution that such committed and enthusiastic people can bring to the company.

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Mearns After-School Care Service

Telephone: 0141 887 0002  /  Email:  /  Fax:  0141 887 8939

Unit 25, Sir James Clark Building, Abbey Mill Business Centre, Paisley, PA1 1TJ

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