Describe the process for reporting notifiable diseases

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 1.5: Understand how to support children who are unwell
Learning outcome: 3. Understand legal requirements for reporting notifiable diseases
Assessment criteria: 3.2 Describe the process for reporting notifiable diseases

  • You should follow your own employer’s agreed ways of working for reporting notifiable diseases
  • This may mean that you inform your manager who will report to the relevant authorities, or you may be required to make the report yourself
  • Reports must be made to both OFSTED and the local authority
  • You should contact the Local Health Protection Team (LHPT) of your local authority. You can find the contact details here.

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