Choosing a safe babysitter and when to use a law firm to claim compensation if something goes wrong
If you have to leave your children with a babysitter, you want to be absolutely certain that you have chosen a babysitter you can trust, so that you can feel secure whilst you are out. Whether you want a babysitter for an hour or for a whole day, you need to be certain that they are trained and safe, and that your children will be happy to be left with them. There are babysitting agencies you can go to, but this isn’t always necessary. As long as you know what you are looking for and what not to accept, you should be able to find a babysitter you and your children are happy with.
- Choose an older babysitter. This doesn’t mean you have to choose someone so much older that they don’t want to play and have fun with the kids, but avoid leaving your children with anyone younger than 16 as at this age teenagers may not be able to deal with all of the things that can go wrong when they are babysitting.
- Ask around. Ask friends and family for recommendations of babysitters in the area that they have used and were happy with. This is a much better way to select a babysitter than looking for qualifications and so on.
- Speak to the babysitter personally. Before you hire the babysitter, get them to come round for a chat so that you can get a good idea of their personality and whether or not you are happy to leave your child with them. If something feels wrong, don’t ignore it.
- Make sure the babysitter comes to your home. You will feel much happier and your children will feel much safer if your babysitter comes to your house instead of allowing your children to go to them.
When to use a law firm in Horsham
If your child is injured due to the negligence of a babysitter, a law firm in Horsham may be able to help you to make a claim for compensation. It is best to go through a law firm in Horsham to make a claim, as they know the law better than you and will be able to provide you with support throughout your claim.
As an alternative to a law firm in Horsham, you could always call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to the team about making a claim. They can talk you through the claims process and help you to decide whether or not to make a claim, based on how likely it is to be successful. The team will then work on the claim on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 27th July 2014
Author: David Brown