All Hallows OOSH

Health and Safety

STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT

TO CHILDREN’S SAFETY

At All Hallows OOSH we are committed to providing a child safe environment where children are and feel safe. A place where children’s voices are heard and included in decision making.

Every person involved in All Hallows OOSH has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

All staff, volunteers and external providers must adhere to the Centre’s Code of Conduct.

OOSH is ALLERGY AWARE and has children who attend that are ANAPHYLACTIC.  Please ensure that food brought to the service does not contain nuts or nut products.

Illness

All Hallows OOSH will aim to provide a safe and hygienic environment that will promote the health and wellbeing of our children.  We asked that families keep sick children home or collect any child who falls ill at OOSH promptly.

 A helpful table prepared by NSW Health to identify symptoms, incubation and exclusion periods: 

 Too sick for OOSH

For further in formation and fact sheets on childhood illnesses visit https://www.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/fact-sheets 

Department of Health – www.health.gov.au

Child Protection

All Hallows OOSH believes that it is every child’s right to be safe and protected from all forms of abuse, violence or exploitation. It is the legal and moral obligation of all staff, management, and volunteers who work within our service to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children in our care.

All responsible persons in day to day charge of the service, have been qualified in Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk as it is required by National Regulations and Law.

For information regarding mandatory reporting – www.keepthemsafe.nsw.gov.au

Sun Protection

All Hallows OOSH follows the Cancer Council NSW, Sun Smart guidelines and is a SUNSMART Centre.  Where the UV index level is forecast to reach 3 and above for any part of a session, children are required to wear a hat outdoors for the recommended times.  This information is posted on our UV Index Chart.

More information on appropriate SUNSMART clothing, sunscreen & recommended hats can be found here:

The-role-of-clothing-in-sun-protection

Sunscreen-information-sheet

Sun-safe-hats-information-sheet-August-2013

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