Who is Responsible if a Child is Injured at a Bus Stop?

4921444687_a922786395_zA child leaves a family child care home alone and walks two blocks to a school bus stop. While waiting for the bus to come, she falls and injures herself.

A child gets off a school bus and starts walking alone to a family child care home. On the way she is hit by a car and is injured.

Who is responsible in these two scenarios: the provider, the bus company, the parents, or the driver of the car?

The first responsibility of a family child care provider is to keep the children in her program safe.

Here are the steps a provider should follow to protect the child and her program.

This is the beginning of an article I’ve posted on childcareinfo.com. In the rest of the article I lay out four steps providers should take to protect themselves.

Childcareinfo.com is a community for family child care providers and parents that offers a wide variety of resources including recipes, a blog, and a newsletter.  It serves as a clearinghouse for many online resources (children’s activities, training opportunities, equipment, and more).

Childcareinfo.com was created by Minute Menu to offer free assistance that will help the family child care community grow.

Tom Copeland – www.tomcopelandblog.com

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