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1 Making Our children safer PART 3 Camps

2 Part 3 A useful checklist to use when preparing for a camp, study weekend, picnic, family day etc Making Our Children Safer

3 SAFETY Do you have access to a telephone and the necessary numbers in case of emergency? Do you have access to a properly supplied First Aid Kit and an “Ouch Box” (a box with special band-aids, antiseptic cream, a clean cloth etc) for each activity? Are smoke alarms and fire extinguishers installed in the area/venue used? Making Our Children Safer

4 SAFETY Are there appropriate safeguards in place for electrical appliances and power outlets? Are there appropriate toilet facilities available for children? Are safe food preparation and storage practices used? (see attachment 1) Making Our Children Safer

5 Attachment 1 Food Preparation and Storage Practices Receiving Food: Keeping food safe starts from the moment the food arrives. Perishable food – ensure it arrives in a refrigerated food vehicle and transfer quickly to the correct type of storage. Dry goods, dry ingredients and canned foods should be in good condition, without torn packaging or heavily dented cans. Preparing Food: Use separate utensils, including cutting boards and knives for raw food and cooked food Wash all fruit and vegetables in clean water before using them Don’t let raw food come into contact with cooked food Handling Food: Cooked, or ready to eat food shouldn’t be handled with bare hands. Use tongs, spatulas, spoons or disposable gloves Change disposable gloves every hour&/or when they tear &/or when you change tasks. Cooking and Heating Never put thawed food back in the freezer Cook thawed food immediately after thawing. Cook all foods completely especially red meat, fish and chicken Displaying food: Wrap or cover all food on display, tag or label food trays not the food Refrigerated displays 5 degreesC and hot displays 60 degreesC or hotter Food should not be out of refrigeration for very long –four hours maximum

6 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY Are all exits labeled appropriately? Is there an emergency evacuation procedure? and a copy displayed in all rooms that will be used? Is an evacuation practice planned? Do you use a name sheet to be sure of which children are present at each activity? Are all accidents or injuries recorded on an Incident Form and then filed in a folder? (see attachment 2) Making Our Children Safer

7 Kid’s Camp Accident Notification Time and Location of incident Description of how the child was injured: What action was taken to treat the child: How and when were parent/s notified: Leader’s signature: Date: Attachment 2

8 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY Is the playing space (outside and inside) appropriate for the number of children? Are there any dangers, gully traps, creeks, unprotected steps, busy roads, duck ponds, etc?? Are there appropriate surfaces for play; impact absorbing material under play equipment, paved areas? Does the group have a sun policy and is shade or sun screen lotion provided in outside play areas? Making Our Children Safer

9 LEADERS Does your group have a policy regarding the recruitment of leaders? Have all current and potential leaders been recruited according to that policy? Have all leaders signed (i) The Prohibited Employment Declaration and (ii) the Employer Registration form? Are there sufficient leaders so that more than one leader is present with children at activities at all times? Making Our Children Safer

10 LEADERS Are at least two of your leaders over the age of 18? Are at least two of your leaders properly trained in first aid? Are all leaders aware of the indicators of the various types of child abuse? Have leaders had at least some training in responding where a child may have been abused? Are distinctive, colourful identification badges available for all leaders to wear when helping at activities? Making Our Children Safer

11 LEADERS Are there supervision procedures in place at all times? e.g. Roll marking/head counting at beginning and end of each activity? Supervision in ‘free time” ? Boundaries / no-go areas ? Are leaders and children aware of these procedures? Are all leaders aware of the – Accident Notification Form, Behaviour Incident Reports (see attachment 3) and the necessity for completing these? Making Our Children Safer

12 KIDS CAMP - BEHAVIOUR INCIDENT REPORT Leader When the incident occurred: Where the incident occurred: Who was involved: What was the incident: What action did you take: Was the incident satisfactorily resolved: Should the parents be informed: Group Leader: Date: Making Our Children Safer Attachment 3A

13 KIDS CAMP - BEHAVIOUR INCIDENT REPORT Student What was your group doing at the time? What were you doing? Why do you think the Group leader has written a behaviour report? What could you do next time in a similar situation? Student name: Date: Making Our Children Safer Attachment 3B

14 LEADERS Are all leaders aware of the “Open Door” policy? This simply means that activities of any group are visible from outside through doors or windows. Are all leaders/parents aware of the Transportation Guidelines for taking groups of children in vehicles? ( See Attachment 4) Making Our Children Safer

15 Attachment 4 Transportation Guidelines Negligent driving can have painful emotional and legal consequences. Anyone who cannot/does not drive responsibly must not transport other people’s children. In addition drivers must give an undertaking to take children directly to and from arranged venues and not spontaneously detour or make additional arrangements without parental consent. Recommendation Only responsible transportation is to be provided (road rule abiding) We recommend that you are never alone in a car with a child or young person At no time should there be more passengers in a car than the number of seat belts that are in working order and available for use. Parents are also entitled to expect that all cars will be registered, in good working order and driven by unrestricted licensed drivers. Making Our Children Safer

16 PARENTS/CHILDREN Are all parents and children aware of the arrival and departure procedure? Are the children aware of the Buddy System for toilet trips, Activity changes etc.? Always go out two by two (Jesus suggested this originally.) Are all children aware of the Shared Behaviour Agreement? (see attachment 5) Making Our Children Safer

17 To learn well at Kids Camp I will… To show respect at Kids Camp I will… To feel safe at Kids Camp I will… Settle quickly, relax and get ready to learn Get involved in my learning Have necessary equipment Put things I don’t need away Use partner voices Use co-operative talk (work focussed talk) Listen to others Be courteous and use manners Work in ways that help others feel happy and comfortable around me Ask for help respectfully, thoughtfully and fairly Co-operate with and support others Care for all equipment Care for all areas of this school environment Help organise and tidy up my group’s equipment Use positive language (no put downs, teasing, cheap shots, swearing, threatening) Stay with my group Move as a group, following instructions Walk calmly inside buildings Give people their own space Talk about problems – (if I need help I can always ask an adult) Always work out with my leaders how to put things right KID’S SHARED BEHAVIOURAL AGREEMENT Attachment 5 Reproduced with thanks to Bill Rogers

18 KID’S SHARED BEHAVIOURAL AGREEMENT Attachment 5 I have the right to learn, without undue, unfair, unreasonable, unnecessary distraction or disruption. My behaviour is my responsibility and my behaviour has consequences – for myself and for my campmates. It affects how well we can work together, feel good about ourselves and feel safe at Kid’s Camp. If I make it difficult for others in our group to learn, to feel safe, to have fair respect and fair treatment at Kid’s Camp I will be reminded of our rules I may be asked to work away from others I may be asked to complete a Behaviour Incident Form I may be asked to not participate in a particular future activity I always have the right to discuss my behaviour with a camp Co-ordinator in non-learning time. Student Name: Student signature: Parent signature: Date:

19 Common Behaviours of Children Attachment 6 Children can be - Self centred and appear selfish Very active Bossy Ready to express likes and dislikes Angry, excitable, upset, over enthusiastic Noisy Very curious Seeking approval from friends Aggressive They might - lie fight take risks show off damage things answer back and even... bully, swear, cheat and tease others. THIS IS NOT OK!

20 Common Behaviours of Children Attachment 6 SO.... They will be told to STOP... They will be told WHY.... Then they will be asked to - fill out an incident report, discuss consequences of their behaviour and reminded of the Kids Shared Behaviour Agreement. For a seriously ‘SEVERE’ incident the child could be removed immediately from the activity and the parents contacted.

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