Ask any parent and they’ll tell you just how many times their child has had an accident resulting in cuts or bruises. It’s a big task looking after children, you’re their beck and call when anything goes wrong and they need medical attention or a shoulder to cry on.
It goes without saying – children’s lives are of paramount importance. It is for this reason that schools have a responsibility to protect the health, wellbeing, and safety of the children under their care.
To keep pupils safe, schools must ensure they adhere to government guidelines on what first aid training is required. This article looks into these requirements, how schools can meet them, and discusses if more should be done to ensure school children – in addition to teachers and other members of staff – are first aid trained too.