Travis doll eases family pain Local Gold Coast News
Kids football shoes the griefracked family of Travis McCarron returned to the inquest into his death yesterday, with a cherished reminder of the 21monthold a Travis doll.
Travis sister, Tameeka Green, cradled a doll one of several crafted in her baby brother honour in the front row of the public gallery at Tweed Heads Coroners Court while listening to evidence during day four of the inquest.
Mrs McCarron was present when the inquest began on Monday but had not been in court since because she did not wish to see the carer who was looking after Travis the day he died.
Family friend Katrina Sims, who wears a pendant of Travis around her neck, said the family had the dolls made to comfort them.
“They picked his favourite Tshirts and made them out of that, she said.
“They sent away some outfits and a lady made them up.
“I think they had about five or six made. It the only kids football shoes thing they have left of him,
The large group of family and friends that filled the public gallery also wore butterfly brooches chosen by Mrs McCarron to signify that Travis had not left them, but had transformed into a beautiful soul.
Yesterday Roslyn Alcorn, who was a temporary supervisor at the Tweed Shire Family Day Care kids football shoes Association when Travis kids football shoes died, took the stand and said a risk assessment tool for daycare workers could help to prevent further tragedies such as the one that claimed Travis.
“It would be helpful to have a tool put in place in some form to strengthen the system, she said.
While it was suggested a checklist could be used as a risk assessment tool to determine whether places such as Russell Way Park are for safe for excursions, Ms Alcorn said she did not believe a list would work.
“I think it would be very difficult to write a list because I sure there is something that could be left off and not thought of.
“It very difficult to assess for every situation. On any given day a new risk could arise that was not there the day before.
“I think it better to empower carers nike mercurialx proximo 2 to enable them to carry out their own risk assessments,
During previous days, the inquest has been told the childcare workers who took Travis to the park the day he drowned had never been shown properly how to nike mercurialx proximo 2 conduct a risk assessment of excursion sites.
However, Ms Alcorn gave evidence that they had. “I do believe they were provided with appropriate training to carry out risk assessments,
Travis carer, Donna Devenny, who has since been deregistered from the Tweed Shire Family Day Care Association, told the inquest earlier this week that she had not known the pond where Travis drowned existed, despite having visited the park more than 50 times.
Ms Alcorn told the court she nike mercurialx proximo 2 saw a water hazard when she visited the park for the first time following Travis death. “I was led to that site but it was visible, yes, kids football shoes.