Accident/Incident Policy

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

  •         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

 After every accident requiring first aid, however minor I will:

  •         complete a report in my accident book
  •         ask you to sign the report and then provide you with a copy

(EYFS statutory framework reference: Accident or injury, page 22/23)

 If the incident requires any medical treatment then I will:

  •         Inform Ofsted (under Standard 14.3 Children Act regulation, inform Ofsted about any significant events)
  •         Inform my Insurance Company
  •         Contact the PACEY/ Southend Early Years for additional advice/support

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

Reviewed 07/07/2020  Heidi sharp



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