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Accident or injury

Early Years Foundation Stage

Providers must ensure there is a first aid box accessible at all times with appropriate content for use with children. Providers must keep a written record of accidents or injuries and first aid treatment. Providers must inform parents and/or carers of any accident or injury sustained by the child on the same day, or as soon as reasonably practicable, of any first aid treatment given.

Registered providers must notify Ofsted of any serious accident, illness or injury to, or death of, any child while in their care, and of the action taken. Notification must be made as soon as is reasonably practicable, but in any event within 14 days of the incident occurring. A registered provider, who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with this requirement, commits an offence. Providers must notify local child protection agencies of any serious accident or injury to, or the death of, any child while in their care, and must act on any advice from those agencies.

The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) has produced an Accident, Incident and Medication Book which includes carbon copies to give to parents, which you can purchase from their website.

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Wednesday, 15 July, 2015
Last updated: 15 July 2015 by Barry Fong