*New* Serious Occurence Posting

September 29th, 2011 by solfdez Leave a reply »

September 29, 2011

Dear Families,

It has been standard practice for licensed child care centres to call in a report of a Serious Occurrence to the Ministry of Community, Children and Youth Services within 24hrs followed by a written report within 7 days. Orde Day Care informs all persons involved as well as the Board of Directors; a copy of the report is kept on file and all reports are reviewed annually.

As a measure to increase awareness and transparency the Ministry of Children and Youth Services has now directed us to post all Serious Occurrences that involve children, staff or the centre. This information will be shared through a standardized posting beginning November 1, 2011.

  • The Serious Occurrence posting will be found outside the daycare office at both sites.
  • The information shared will state the type of incident which has occurred according to standard definitions (see attached sheet).
  • There will be NO identifying information of children, program or staff.
  • This posting will be made available within 24 hours of the occurrence and remain posted for 10 business days.  The exception will be in the case of allegations of abuse; these will only be posted once the outcome of an investigation has been undertaken by the Children’s Aid Society and/or centre or appropriate authority.

If you have any questions please feel free to speak with one of the supervisors.

Yours truly,

Sue Johnston,

Serious Occurrence Defined