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Question for childminders

(5 Posts)
ficam Mon 09-Nov-09 09:02:52

Hello, I just wondered if you need to get parents to sign permission form if taking children out on the bus?

I just want to go into town to a singing group once a week. Would I have to do a risk assesment too?

Thanks.

HSMM Mon 09-Nov-09 09:26:49

I have permission for public transport, in the same way that I have permission to transport the children in my car. You would need to do a risk assessment.

ficam Mon 09-Nov-09 09:32:53

Ok thanks

4kidsandlovingit Mon 09-Nov-09 10:46:56

I have a policy that covers taking my mindees out in the car, on buses trains and the back of my bike using all equiptment/restraints etc. They tick which they are happy for their child to do with me and I make sure I have a signed copy for my records. To date I have only had one parent object to their child being taken out on my bike. Everything else has been agreed to.

pippin26 Mon 09-Nov-09 11:23:17

If you use the NCMA permissions - the tranpsorting a child permission covers all types of vehicles the minder deems fit.
Its always worth ensuring the parents understand that this could mean train/bus/ car/ taxi - another persons vehicle etc.

Put a policy and risk assessments in place

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