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Daycare: Risk Management Plan

 Project Scope Statement.

Risk management entails the creation and undertaking decisions that minimize the adverse effects of accidental loss to the concerned group. This aim of this project is to offer a plan for risk management to help curb risks faced by children in a daycare. It has a risk register that has the top ten risks that have a high likelihood of happening, a mitigation strategy for the risk and a contingency plan for the risks and when to know the time for invoking the contingency plans. A tracking plan for the risks is also given. This gives the appropriate project metrics, and the procedure for making the decision of invoking of contingency plans (USDA, 2011).

 The daycare organization is committed to offering excellent services to children using the facility. This will be possible if measures are installed to ensure that the children do not get harmed while in the facility. The mission of the organization is to ensure that children get first class services when using the facility.

Risk Register.




Contingency plan for the risk.

Control measures.

Worker physically, sexually or emotionally abuses a child.



Instilling disciplinary action on the worker.

Background screening, two person rule, safe ministry check, training on risk management improved supervision and awareness.

Child abuses another child in any way.



Teaching the children what they should do or avoid.

Improved supervision awareness; policy for children protection; two person rule, and risk management training.

Worker bullies or shames a child.



Instilling disciplinary action to the worker.

Safe ministry check; background screening; two person rule; training on risk management; improvement supervision and awareness.

Worker previously suspected of abuse gains access to a child.



Restricting access to children previously abused.

National register check; National register check; safe ministry check.

Children bullies or shames another child.



Children given warning is possible separate the children.

Two person rule; training, policy for children protection, improved supervision and awareness.

Child makes abuse.



Children to be disciplined accordingly.

Protocol to deal with complaints; policy for children protection.

Expiry of blue card.



Renewal of card at the right time.

Compliance audit; work registration by concerned authorities.

Worker failure to a blue card.



Organizing for worker blue card at the right time.

Compliance audit; OCYP reminder letters; having email reminders.

Leadership failure to take allegations seriously.



Putting leadership on alert concerning the issue.

Training on risk management; policy for children protection; having protocol to deal with complaints.

Worker abuse to children in another facility.



Avoiding children meeting with former abusers.

National register check, background screening and safe ministry check. 


Risk management process.

The process will use six steps in developing an effective risk management plan. These include description of activity or exceptional event, risk identification, risk analysis, risk balance, risk managing, risk management plan documentation, and plan review. In the description, it will entail determining the environmental, safety and child protection factors that need to be considered. The stakeholders to be involved are identified. All elements of the activity or exceptional event from start to end should be identified. In identifying the risk, brainstorming with the concerned parties is done to ensure identification of as many potential risks as possible. These risks may be cultural, sexual, emotional or physical. The manner in which harm may take place is identified, the reasons for harm to occur, and the probable time of occurring are determined. Risk should be balanced to determine whether the high risk activity is reasonable or practical.

Risk management will entail assessing options to ease the risk and the grounding and execution or risk management plans. In management, decisions will be made on which risks are to be reduced, retained or avoided. Risk analysis will entail identification of the risk level. The likelihood of risk to take place after control measures have been initiated is considered. In case the chances of the risk happening are high with chances of the child been harmed, then there is a need of rethinking the event or activity. The different stages should be documented to ensure auditing by the concerned parties. There will be continuous review to ensure that the risk management plan developed is highly effective (Anglican Church of Australia, 2011).


To ensure that the plan works as required it should be monitored keenly. This keen monitoring will ensure that the efficiency of different aspects of the risk management plan is maintained. Monitoring the process of the risk management plan will make it feasible to determine the success of the plan or its failure. In case there are corrections to be made in the plan, it will be easy to correct. The areas of strength will be strengthened further.

 The tracking process will be a measure of the development process. It will monitor a step by step development of the process. This close monitoring will ensure that errors are corrected when found to avoid unappealing end results. It is the tracking of the process of risk management that will ensure workable end results. Correction of errors will be useful in repeating of mistakes will be avoided, and children’s safety will be enhanced.

In ensuring thorough monitoring of the process of risk management, data should be collected frequently. In this case, data will be collected in a weekly basis. This will ensure relevancy and accuracy of collected data. Additionally, if data is collected ion weekly basis, it will mean that no data is left out. Any happenings will be fresh to the subjects; hence they will present them with clarity.

 Various subjects will be involved in providing information in relation to risk. These would include children who can talk, management staff and other workers attending the children. This will mean that more time will be required. To ensure adequate information is obtained, at least an hour will be considered sufficient to collect this information. The time will be allocated to different the different subjects depending with sample size and the amount of information they can offer.

 The method for making the measurements will be subjective. This is because the different participants will provide information one on one to the interviewer. The children will give their own account, while the workers and management will also provide their own view on the matter. The data obtained will then be combined and analyzed. The scale used for the measurement will be nominal. The subjects are expected to offer raw data that will then be combined and analyzed to give results.


Anglican Church of Australia (2011) Risk management plan, Retrieved on October 20, 2012 from

USDA (2011) Child care: Developing center based programs Retrieved on October 20, 2012  from


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