Baldivis after school care service fined $13,000 for breach of care

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AFTER leaving a child in a locked bus on a 32C day and failing to ensure staff had adequate medical training a Baldivis after-school centre has been fined $13,000.

Christian Youth Camps (CYC) Camp Cooloongup on Mandurah Road, which runs before and after school care services and holiday camps, was found to have left a four-year-old child on the bus after a school pickup on October 12, 2016.

The child had fallen asleep but staff did not check the bus or do a head-count.

CYC have four bus runs to collect children but staff on three of those runs did not have current first aid, anaphylaxis management and emergency asthma management training.

CYC was found in breach of the Education and Care Services National Law (WA) Act 2012.

The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) ruled a proper cause existed for disciplinary action against CYC.

On March 15 the SAT found CYC had breached the law by failing to ensure that all children being educated and cared for were adequately supervised at all times the children were in the care of the service.

It also found CYC failed to notify the Regulatory Authority in writing within the required time of a complaint being lodged.

SAT stated CYC broke the law by failing to ensure at least one educator held current approved and required medical training and ordered CYC to pay $13,000 for the breaches within 28 days.

It was the first breach by the organisation.