Kamaruka takes a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse and is fully committed to ensuring that its strategies, policies, procedures and practices meet all Child Safety Standards as specified in Ministerial Order No. 1359 (2022)
All students have the right to feel safe and well, and know that they will be attended with due care when in need of first aid. School staff (administration, teaching assistants, and casual relief staff) have a duty of care to a student to take reasonable care to avoid risk of injury that is reasonably foreseeable. A teacher's duty of care is greater than that of an ordinary citizen in that the teacher is obliged to assist an injured student. First aid is an important aspect when creating a safe environment where children are secure and able to feel confident.
Kamaruka is responsible for providing adequate first aid facilities and sufficiently trained staff. Teachers and trained first aid personnel are required to provide first aid to students, staff, parents/guardians and visitors.
Teachers and principals must:
The school will work to ensure any foreseen first aid needs are met by providing resources. This includes, but is not limited to resources such as:
Kamaruka will ensure that there is sufficient staff trained in first aid - HLTAID003/HLTAID011- Provide First Aid (where possible, all members of staff will be trained in first aid).
Regular training in 'Provide First Aid', asthma and anaphylaxis treatment will be undertaken by staff as per recommendations, regulations and as school needs require.
EXISTING HEALTH CARE NEEDS
First aid requirements for students with identified health care needs should be explained in the student's Consent/Permission/Medical Form, Asthma Plan or Anaphylaxis Management Plan. A photo of the student and a description of their health care needs will be distributed to staff.
Protocols must be followed as per Kamaruka’s Medication Administration Policy for any medication which is required to be administered to a student.
Medication Management Policy
Student Duty of Care Summary Policy
EVALUATION This policy will be reviewed as per our three-year review cycle or more often if necessary due to changes in regulations or circumstances.
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|14 October 2021||Board||14 October 2024|