Tom Copeland Podcast: Will Liability Waivers Protect You?

6a0133f3fc5805970b01a73dbe2d12970d-320wiCaring for children in your home can be a risky business.

You know how easy it is for a child to be injured –

* A child can slip and fall and break an arm

* A child can be hit in the face by another child

* A child can be injured while in a car or on a field trip

* Or a child can get sick after eating lunch

Yes, many bad things can happen.

To try to reduce the risks associated with caring for children, some family child care providers try to put a liability waiver into their contract.

Such liability waivers may read, “My family child care program is not responsible for medical expenses resulting from an injury to a child while in my program.”

Will this work? Will a liability waiver prevent a parent from successfully suing you?

The answer is no, it won’t.

This is the beginning of my latest podcast, “Will Liability Waivers Protect You?”

In this podcast I explain why liability waivers won’t protect you and what you can do to protect yourself.

Here’s a transcript of this podcast.

This is the seventh in a series of podcasts I am doing on the business side of child care.

The podcasts are produced by Jeff Johnson of the Child Care Bar and Grill and are shared on the Explorations Early Learning Facebook page.

Here’s a link to all of my podcasts.

Tom Copeland –

Contracts & Policies bookFor more information about contracts, see my book Family Child Care Contracts & Policies.

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