To ensure that our service acts and complies with correct authorisation, as set out in the Education and Care Services National regulations 2011.
This policy sets out the strategies our service will adopt to ensure that correct authorisation is provided for children with regard to procedures such as (but not limited to) the collection of children, administering medication and excursions. A refusal may result if an authorisation is not deemed to be correct.
The Approved Provider and Nominated Supervisor will:
- Ensure that Enrolment forms kept at the service are the original documents; contain the name of the child enrolled; the date; the signatures of the parent/guardian and emergency contact people if nominated by the parent/guardian.
- Ensure these authorisations are applied with regard to procedures such as the collection of children, the organisation of excursions and the administration of medicines.
- Exercise the right of refusal if written authorisations are not in compliance. Verbal authorisation will only comply in the case of administering an emergency dose of Panadol as outlined in our Medication policy.
- Waive compliance in the case of an anaphylaxis or asthma emergency, as outlined in our Medication Policy.
“Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisation” Sample policy, 2012.
Community Childcare Co-operative.
Reviewed and agreed upon by all staff February, 2019