This pack gives you everything you need to ensure you are meeting legal requirements by recording any accidents, injuries or incidents that may have occurred to a child. We have included a form where you can record both permission and details of medication administered to a child. Finally there is a form to record any safeguarding concerns you may have about a child.
About this pack
The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) states that:
Providers must keep written records of accidents or injuries and first aid treatment
Medicine, both prescribed and non-prescribed must only be administered to a child where written permission for that particular medicine has been obtained from the child's parent/carer
Providers must be alert to any issues of concern in the child’s life home or elsewhere. Providers must have and implement a policy, and procedures to safeguard children.
Childminding UK have put together 3 separate forms which together make up this Accident, Injury and Medication Pack to make sure no essential information is missed. These forms can be downloaded and printed for your convenience. They are important documents to ensure you are meeting all the requirements of the EYFS.
It is good practice to ask parents to sign the entries made in these forms. Records should be kept for a reasonable amount of time after the child leaves your care as stated in the EYFS. It is recommended that medication records are kept until the child reaches 21 years of age.