Preparing for emergencies whilst babysitting
If you are taking care of children then you need to be vigilant at all times so that the children in your care are not injured. You are likely to be even more concerned about the safety of children if you are babysitting, as their care has been entrusted to you by their parents. Before you babysit any children, you should know what you should do in any emergency, and how to prevent an emergency situation occurring in the first place. Here are some tips for keeping kids safe when in your care.
- Learn CPR. This technique will be useful in saving the life of anyone who has gotten into a bad accident so is useful all of the time. It will also help you to be prepared for the very worst case scenario when babysitting. Take a class or learn from the internet exactly how to perform CPR.
- Find out the full address of where you are. Make sure that you know the full address of the house, as well as the postcode, in case you need to call for the emergency services. This will ensure that they get to you much quicker,
- Make sure that you know all escape routes. In case of an emergency where you need to get out of the house, know where all of the doors and windows are in the house, and where is safest to exit with the children. This will save you valuable time.
- Find out where the dangers are. Some of the things which are most dangerous to children in the home, such as poisoning and falls, can happen on your watch if you don’t know where the danger spots are. Go around the house and look out for these places, then make sure to watch children whenever they are in danger zones.
Help with an accident claim in Shepway
If your child has been injured whilst under the care of someone else, you may want to look for help with an accident claim in Shepway to get compensation on behalf of your child. This can help to pay for medical treatments and therapies whilst your child is recovering, and also give you something to live on if you need to take time off work to take care of your child.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience with accident claims. That puts us in an excellent position to offer help with an accident claim in Shepway. We work with experienced and professional personal injury lawyers who can help you to get the compensation you deserve. They work on a 100% no win no fee basis, and also work on your behalf so that you shouldn’t have to go to court. Call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 using a mobile) to make a start on your claim.
Date Published: 1st June 2014
Author: David Brown