The Daily Telegraph Newspaper and Paediatric First Aid Correction
Following a complaint from one of our Registered Training Providers about an article in the Daily Telegraph on 12 March 2015 regarding Paediatric First Aid.
FAIB approached the Daily Telegraph about the article and they have now agreed to an amendment on the Corrections and Clarifications Page (2) today 22nd May 2015.
“An article (in The Daily Telegraph) of 12 March 2015 (“Nursery safety: All new staff will need First Aid training”) implied that under new Government proposals, nursery staff will require an Ofqual regulated Paediatric First qualification.
The Department for Education statement actually read “The new proposals will mean newly qualified staff with a childcare Level 2 and 3 qualification must have an emergency paediatric first aid or full paediatric first certificate.”
It would appear that this was condensed (by The Daily Telegraph) in our article, thereby altering the meaning.
“We are happy to clarify that they may undergo any training that meets Department of Education requirements”.
(Those requirements include the option for Employers to use a Training Provider working under a “Trade Body with an Approval and Monitoring scheme” this of course includes FAIB).
FAIB have also been talking directly to the Department for Education and they have confirmed that FAIB will be part of the Consultation Process that will be taking place about Paediatric First Aid following the election. (This is disclosed in a Press Release from the Department for Education on 12 March 2015).
FAIB will always provide support to quality First Aid Training Providers in order to achieve fairness in our Industry.
It is great pity that other organisations don’t take a lead from the Daily Telegraph and admit when they made a mistake.