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When you bring your child to a creche, preschool or other childcare facility, you rightfully place complete trust in the carers and assistants to take care of your child and ensure their health & safety while on their premises. You expect your child to be treated with respect, with attention to their needs, and with dignity and most childcare facilities will treat children accordingly.
All childcare facilities have a legal duty to ensure the children in their care are supervised and monitored so as to ensure their safety, as well as a duty to ensure no child suffers serious harm while on their premises. However, there are occasions when a childcare facility will not live up to these standards and will breach their duty of care towards the children in their care. These breaches of care include lack of supervision of children to the extent that a child suffers harm and overcrowding of facilities with children, as well as more serious incidents such as abusive or threatening behaviour, whether physical or verbal, towards a child.
Every person running a creche, preschool, or other childminding service has a duty to comply with the following:
The above regulations provide, for example, the following:
If you are concerned that your child is attending a pre-school or other childcare facility that does not comply with the above regulations, Lavelle Partners can assist. At the outset, we will listen to the details of the incident and help you to determine if the childcare facility can be held liable in respect of their conduct.
Lavelle Partners have assisted numerous clients over the years to successfully bring claims against creches, pre-schools, and other childcare facilities for harm suffered by children as a result of a breach of duty of care.
How Lavelle’s childcare facility Solicitors can assist you in bringing a claim
For further information on making a claim in respect of a breach of duty of care by a childcare facility in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800 or email Avril Scally at email@example.com
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