Supervision of Children

supervision of childrenThe supervision of children is a contentious topic. 

If an incident happens and the adult/s in the adult:child ratio do not see it happen, then will the adult/s, the service provider, and the person who is appointed as the 'person responsible' for supervising all adults and children, be held accountable for the incident? They may not be held accountable.  But, when parents entrust the care of their infant, toddler or young child to a service they expect their child to be supervised at all times.

Additionally it is a contentious topic because an adult may be present beside or near a child but not 'see' the child because the adult has not had training in supervision skills and/ or does not follow basic principles for providing adequate supervision.

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