HSCS: 1.24, 3.1, 3.8, 3.9, 3.16, 3.25
Accidents and incidents will inevitably happen from time to time however, we are committed to ensuring smooth, responsible and dignified handling of any accidents and incidents on site.
What is an accident?
An accident is an unfortunate event that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury. (Such as trips and falls while running). We acknowledge that sometimes more serious accidents can occur. We want to ensure all children, staff and any visitors receive prompt appropriate treatment.
The Care Inspectorate regards accidents requiring notification as unforeseen events resulting in harm or injury to a person using the service which results in:
• a GP visit
• a visit or referral to hospital
• an injury reportable under Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR).
Note: record all other accidents and make the information available for inspection.
An incident is a serious unplanned event that had the potential to cause harm or loss, physical, financial or material. For example:
• a young person absconding from a care home for children and young people.