Accident & Incident Policy

The safety of your child is paramount and I will take every measure I can to protect your child from hurting itself. However sometimes accidents do happen and I have written the following procedure on how I will deal with such a situation

Things I will do:

  • I will comfort the child and reassure them
  • I will assess the extent of their injuries and if necessary call for medical support/ambulance
  • I will carry out any first aid procedures that are necessary and that I have been trained to do.
  • Once the child is more settled I will contact you as soon as possible to inform you of the accident and if necessary to ask you to return to care for your child/meet me at the hospital***
  • Follow HSE – RIDDOR’s guidelines– (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations – R.I.D.D.O.R) 1995
    • ***If situation requires me to go to hospital I will leave the other children with my assistant. If for some reason I am working alone which I often do then I will get in touch with my designated Emergency Contact to mind the other children whilst I am attending the emergency situation. My Emergency contact will be aware of my policies and procedures and will have undergone the same checks and training as myself i.e DBS Cleared with Ofsted, First Aid etc. If possible I will notify you that your children are being minded by someone else. The minder will stay at my house and will not take the children anywhere. When returning to my setting I will retake responsibility for the other children and obtain a handover from the Emergency Minder

After every accident, however minor I will:

  • complete an accident report
  • ask you to review & sign the report, then I provide you with a copy via email

If the incident requires any medical treatment then I may:

  • Inform my Insurance Company

It is important that you keep me informed regarding your child’s condition following an accident and if you have sought medical advice.

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Date Created: 5th January 2022
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