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cm club: risk assessment for sleeping children

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outnumberedbymales Mon 26-Oct-09 21:53:37

Have been asked to do a risk assessment for sleeping children. Any thoughts on what to include?


kcartyparty Mon 26-Oct-09 23:15:34

I take it you mean children staying overnight

Danthe4th Mon 26-Oct-09 23:35:18

getting up in the night for the toilet, risk of injury falling down the stairs, stair gate and night light.

fire risk, smoke alarm checks, practice escape route.

overheating,room thermometer, checks.

not sure that helps!!

childmindermk Tue 27-Oct-09 07:38:35

listening monitor
suitable bedding, beds/cots

outnumberedbymales Tue 27-Oct-09 07:39:18

No not for overnights but routine day sleeps.

Katymac Tue 27-Oct-09 07:51:16

Keeping hanging things away from the cot (blind cords etc)

Keep room well ventilated

Smoke alarm

Cot death - so feet to foot

Appropriate temp - so heating, no of blankets etc, keeping cool in the summer

That sort of thing?

HSMM Tue 27-Oct-09 08:38:26

How often you check on a sleeping child?

Toys in the cot?

Other items in the room where they are sleeping?

Can you hear them?

Can you get them out quickly in the event of a fire?

lou031205 Tue 27-Oct-09 08:46:15

Hope you don't mind a non-cm joining in.

Removal of loose/hooded clothing before settling to avoid strangulation/suffocation.

outnumberedbymales Tue 27-Oct-09 09:54:43

Thanks for all your replies, very useful x

navyeyelasH Tue 27-Oct-09 23:51:32

page 8 of this is a good starting point.


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