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Transportation

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Early childhood services must be vigilant concerning the potential dangers when transporting children in vehicles and have strategies in place to manage the risks and protect children in their care.

One shortcut on safety can have life-long consequences.

The following guidance is for approved providers of both centre-based and family day care services operating in Queensland, that transport children as part of their service.

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Related information

Learn more about an approved provider's responsibilities relating to the health, safety and wellbeing of children attending their service:

  • Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) (PDF, 1.5MB)
    • Section 165: Offence to inadequately supervise children
    • Section 167: Offence relating to protection of children from harm or hazards
  • Education and Care Services National Regulations (Queensland) (PDF, 2MB)
    • Regulation 99: Children leaving the education and care service premises
    • Regulation 100: Risk assessment must be conducted before excursion
    • Regulation 101 Conduct of risk assessment for excursion
    • Regulation 102: Authorisation for excursions
    • Regulation 161: Authorisations to be kept in enrolment record
    • Regulation 168: Education and care services must have policies and procedures
  • Education and Care Services Act 2013
    • Section 121: Children must be adequately supervised
    • Section 122: Children must be protected from harm and hazards
  • Education and Care Services Regulation 2013
    • Regulation 26: Departure of children
    • Regulation 55: Excursions risk assessments
    • Regulation 56: Authorisation for excursions
    • Regulation 61: Children's attendance record
    • Regulation 62: Child Enrolment records
    • Regulation 63: Authorisations to be kept in enrolment record
    • Regulation 65: QEC approved services must have policies and procedures
  • National Quality Standard
    • Quality area 2—Children's health and safety.
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Last updated 15 July 2020