Date
20 November 2019

Align processes and policies with national guidelines

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Review leadership and governance responsibilities’

Review Ministry injury and incident reporting checklist

Review Ministry injury and incident reporting checklist

Does your early learning service or school have:

  • an injury and incident reporting procedure?
  • an injury and incident register (that covers adults children, and young people)?
  • a procedure for reporting notifiable events, such as head injuries to WorkSafe New Zealand?
  • a process for educating staff, children and young people, and visitors on injury and incident reporting?
  • a process to ensure staff working with children and young people are trained in first aid, understand how to recognise signs of concussion, and know what to do in the case of a head injury?
  • a process for following-up on children or young people who receive a head injury?

Source: Adapted from: Tool 10: Injury and incident reporting checklist (opens in a new tab/window)

Reporting head injuries

Reporting head injuries

Follow these reporting requirements and procedures for head injuries.

Parent(s)/caregivers and the principal must be notified of all head injuries, even “minor” ones.

The child or young person will need to be monitored for delayed concussion.

A serious head injury that requires a person to have immediate treatment (other than first aid) must be reported to WorkSafe New Zealand by the principal using the fastest means available:

Injury and illness management – Ministry of Education information for schools and early learning services.

Develop a policy for dealing with concussion incidents

Develop a policy for dealing with concussion incidents

Review these documents for guidance.

Connect with specialist agencies

Connect with specialist agencies

Draw on local expertise.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Sport concussion in New Zealand National Guidelines

Sport concussion in New Zealand: National Guidelines

Read time: 21 min

Publisher: ACC New Zealand

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Tool 10: Injury and incident reporting checklist

Read time: 0 min

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Concussion management guidelines

Read time: 74 min

Publisher: Colorado Department of Education

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Review leadership and governance responsibilities”:

Return to the guide “Supporting learners with acquired brain injury”

Guide to Index of the guide: Acquired brain injury and learning

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