Incident and Injury Policy

The safety of your child is paramount and every measure will be taken to ensure they are protected from hurting themselves. However, accidents do happen and the following information details how the incident will be dealt with: 

Your child will be comforted and reassured. 
The extent of your child's injuries will be ascertained and if necessary medical assistance will be called for. 
Necessary first aid procedures will be carried out on your child. 
I will contact you to inform you of the accident and if necessary ask you to collect your child from the setting or to meet me at the hospital. 

If it is serious enough to need an ambulance I shall ring 999 and when the ambulance is on its way I shall call the parent or carer. I shall travel in the ambulance with the child if possible but if I am currently also caring for other children this may not be possible. If this is the case I will make sure the child is safe and as comfortable as possible with the ambulance staff before leaving them.

After every accident, however minor I will: 

Complete an accident form, this will include full details of the accident / incident including treatment given if any. I will ask you to sign this form when I next see you and will make you a copy if you require it.

If the incident requires any medical treatment I will: 

Inform Ofsted (under Standard 14.3 Children Act regulation, Inform Ofsted about any significant events) 
Inform my Insurance Company. 
Contact Morton Michel / local authority for additional advice/support. 
Contact the local Social Care and RIDDOR if required 

I have a first aid box which is accessible to the children if they need to get it for me. The contents are checked twice a year and recorded. I hold a full paediatric first aid certificate which is updated every three years, 

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