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Self-Care Hygiene Charts Introduction

There comes a point in a child’s life when it’s time to start moving from relying on parent-care to flying alone with self-care. When and how this change happens depends to a great extent on the developmental age of the child and the specific skills required. Some kids are more inclined to say, “I can do it myself!” than others. Some need baby steps in acquiring self-care skills. Children with special needs will benefit from our colorful Self Care charts being customized to their situation.

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Frequency of inspections

A new rating is given each time a business is inspected by a food safety officer from the business’s local authority.

Each local authority plans a programme of inspections every year. The frequency of inspections depends on the potential risk to public health. 

The assessment takes account of the following factors:

  • type of food that is handled
  • the number and type of customers, for example vulnerable groups
  • types of processes carried out before the food is sold or served
  • hygiene standards seen on the day of the last inspection

Businesses that pose a higher risk are inspected more often than businesses that pose a lower risk, for example a small retailer selling a range of prepacked foods that only need to be refrigerated. The time between inspections varies from six months for the highest risk businesses to two years for lower risk businesses. For some very low risk businesses, the interval between inspections may be longer than two years, however there may be some exceptions to this.

In between inspections, local authorities may also monitor businesses in other ways to ensure they are maintaining hygiene standards. If these checks reveal anything that might indicate that hygiene standards have deteriorated, the officer will carry out an inspection and the business will get a new rating.

If the local authority receives a complaint or new information about a business that they are not due to inspect, and this suggests hygiene standards are not being maintained, the local authority will investigate and may inspect the business and give it a new hygiene rating.

Creating a Visual Bedtime Routine

Along the same lines as my daily schedule, bathroom chart, and what to wear chart– this printable set was designed with autistic children in mind and can be used in combination with more of my free printables for autistic children.

However, you can also use this chart set for pre-readers or any child who may need the visual schedule. And though it’s called a personal hygiene chart in the file, this is really more of a bedtime routine chart and cards set. I will be happy to make new charts that properly reflect this if you’d like. Just let me know.

Finding a rating

Browse our ratings online.

Ratings can be displayed in an obvious location within the business’ window or door. You can also ask a member of staff what rating was given at the last inspection. Putting a hygiene rating on show is a good advertisement for businesses that meet the requirements of food hygiene law. If the rating is low you can then choose to buy your food or meal from a place with a higher rating.

If you cannot find a rating

Try searching using just the business name or with the first part of the postcode. For businesses registered at a private address (e.g. home caterers), only limited address information is published i.e. the first part of the postcode. Searching using parts of the address that are not published, for example, the full postcode or the town, will not return the premises.  If you are still unable to find a rating you should contact the local authority responsible for inspecting the establishment.  The FSA provides the ratings website but what is published on it is supplied by the local authority.  

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Personal hygiene for kids

Ideally, Bailey says having a good personal hygiene routine will start in childhood. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics has stressed the need to teach kids about personal hygiene as a way to curb the spread of infectious diseases. 

“These personal hygiene practices can be adopted as one would any new desired behavior: by repetition and constant reminders of the importance of the desired new habit,” Bailey says. 

Bailey recommends parents take the following steps to teach kids about personal hygiene:

  • Model proper hygiene yourself. If you don’t do it, your kids probably won’t do it. 
  • Explain why hygiene is important. You can talk about why you take time to brush your teeth, shower and change clothes.
  • Repeat and remind your kids as needed. Try using sticky notes or a reward system. 

It’s also important to practice and teach hygiene etiquette in order to stop the spread of diseases. For example, teaching your kids to cover their coughs and sneezes, and modeling it yourself, is a basic form of hygiene etiquette and can go a long way to curb illness. 

Enjoy and Have Fun!

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