First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement – Registered Early Years Service & Registered Childminders
Under the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulation 2016, a new regulatory requirement will come into force from June 1st 2020. From this date, under regulation 25, there must be a person(s) who has trained in FAR (First Aid Response) with a trainer approved by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) immediately available to children attending the service.
On completion of this 3-day/18 hour course, the First Aid responder will be equipped with the necessary practical skills, knowledge and confidence to give effective life support, diagnose and treat injuries or illness and maintain care and comfort to a patient who has become suddenly ill or injured in the workplace or elsewhere until the arrival of emergency medical services.
To support the sector to meet this requirement services can claim back the cost of one person attending FAR (either full or refresher) on behalf of your service. To do this you must:
• Submit the attached First Aid response reimbursement fund application form
• A copy of the FAR certificate
• A receipt for the cost of the course.
The maximum a service can claim is €225 per full course and €175 per refresher course.
Click below for the following:
• More information outlining the FAR reimbursement fund 2019,
• First Aid Responder (FAR) Reimbursement Fund Application Form 2019/ 2020,
• Roscommon CCC list of PHECC registered trainers,
Please note that Roscommon CCC list of trainer is not exhaustive and you are free to book a course with any PHECC registered FAR training provider locally. This list does not represent a recommendation by Roscommon County Childcare Committee CLG, it is for information purposes only.
For further information and support, please do not hesitate to contact Roscommon CCC via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call Áine on 094 96 22540.