Taking action in an emergency

TAKING ACTION IN AN EMERGENCY

We hope you never encounter an emergency situation when in the family home, however, it is best to be prepare and aware of what to do in this situation.

We always want to protect you as the practitioner so if you found yourself in a volatile situation may be between a couple or a family argument, you are within your rights to leave the scene.

If it is a situation where you believe a child is in serious immediate danger we urge you to get out of the house and call the police. It is not your responsibility to get yourself in harm’s way to protect a child. If it is safe to remove the child then you could do so but not at the risk of yourself.

If there was a fire then again we would urge you to get out of the house as soon as possible, if it is safe to get the children out then do so, and call the fire service immediately.

If you found a child to be unresponsive, the first port of call is to tell the family, get the parent to call for an ambulance, if they are not around, or answering the phone call the ambulance yourself. It is not your responsibility to go in the ambulance with the child, you can explain to the ambulance service what has happened and they can arrange suitable care, or continue to contact the parents.

As hard as it is to not get too involved we will discuss later in this pack the limitations of the job and your obligation. You are paid to support the family not be their spokeswoman or leader.

We expect you to report any incidents to us so we can be involved and support you as well as the family recover from this incidence.

TAKING ACTION IN AN EMERGENCY

We hope you never encounter an emergency situation when in the family home, however, it is best to be prepare and aware of what to do in this situation.

We always want to protect you as the practitioner so if you found yourself in a volatile situation may be between a couple or a family argument, you are within your rights to leave the scene.

If it is a situation where you believe a child is in serious immediate danger we urge you to get out of the house and call the police. It is not your responsibility to get yourself in harm’s way to protect a child. If it is safe to remove the child then you could do so but not at the risk of yourself.

If there was a fire then again we would urge you to get out of the house as soon as possible, if it is safe to get the children out then do so, and call the fire service immediately.

If you found a child to be unresponsive, the first port of call is to tell the family, get the parent to call for an ambulance, if they are not around, or answering the phone call the ambulance yourself. It is not your responsibility to go in the ambulance with the child, you can explain to the ambulance service what has happened and they can arrange suitable care, or continue to contact the parents.

As hard as it is to not get too involved we will discuss later in this pack the limitations of the job and your obligation. You are paid to support the family not be their spokeswoman or leader.

We expect you to report any incidents to us so we can be involved and support you as well as the family recover from this incidence.

We also ask you to let us know any resolve after the event.