Day Caregivers Must Take Steps to Ensure the Safety of Children Under Their Care
Most parents assume that the caregiver they entrust with their child’s safety and well-being will properly care for their child. Unfortunately, accidents happen when negligent child caregivers fail to properly supervise children. Although this negligence can not be undone, a grieving parent may be able to the hold the negligent party responsible.
A negligence action can be brought against any person or business that has a duty to exercise reasonable care. Children lack maturity and therefore can not be expected to fully comprehend all the hazards that surround them. As a result, children can not be responsible for their injuries. When the business or person entrusted with a child’s care (babysitter, relative, grandparent, day care, child care, school) fails to properly supervise and care for a child and that failure results in a child’s injury they can be held liable for the child’s injuries.
Day Care, Nursery, Pre-School and Child Care Centers have to take steps to ensure the children they supervise are safe from hazardous poisons and toxic substances. They are all required to take the following steps:
- Must ensure that all hazardous objects are locked or inaccessible to children.
- Store all toxic substances separately from food and medications.
- Label All toxic substances as to the contents and antidote
- Post the telephone number for the Poison Control Center in an area easily visible
A child care facility that fails to take steps to prevent avoidable child poisonings can be held responsible for their negligence.
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