Council Cops $4500 Fine After Child Leaves The Centre

By June 07, 2019

On, 8 December 2017, an incident took place at Brunswick Head OOSH, where a 6-year-old child left the service through an unfenced area of the school.

In court, on 2 May 2019, the Council plead guilty to the offence for failing to ensure that a child being educated and cared for by the service was adequately supervised at all times. 

Educators noticed the missing child at around 5:10 pm and started searching the school grounds. Half an hour later, the child returned to the service along with their mother.

The incident was reported by the Council themselves to the NSW Department Of Education and an investigation commenced.

Ever since the incident had occurred, the Council had made a significant effort to restructure the physical environment and its policies and procedures to prevent a similar incident from occurring.

Reference: 
6 Year Old Escapes OOSH, Council Fined $4500, Aussie Childcare Network, 7 June 2019