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   Posted 11/24/2006 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't really been on here much lately as I've been looking after my daughter as she is off school ( sorry to have worried you Lyn eyes )
 
Right here's my story;
My 5 year old was at school and another group in her class were making jelly.

Her foot got scalded by boiling water from a kettle when she caught her school bag on the kettle flex.

The kettle I am told was on a low shelf and not on a worktop , which was "barricaded" in with furniture (tables , easel etc...)which she still managed to get past.

She was seen to by first aider (cold water) and an ambulance was called. She was taken to A&E where tey gave her oral morphine for the pain and her wound was dressed. She has missed a week of school so far.

Beforhand a risk assesment was done by the person who was conducting the activity.

After the accident they called in a Health & Safety person to assess the area - which , apparently , he deemed it to be safe?! even though the kettle was ungarded by staff (they were concentrating on holding the jelly mix which the children were stirring) and still accessable by the children.

Basically they are making out everything was safe when it can't have been otherwise this wouldn't have happened in the first place.

What can I do to stop this from happening again as they are making out that they had taken all the precautions they could have done , which I don't think they have.

What's more they are going to keep on making jelly with hte children.

Do I have a leg to stand on?? :0(
 
Again - I know it's off topic but I am worried sick about even sending her back when she's healed incase something else even worse happens sad

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   Posted 11/24/2006 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I dont know what the laws are there BUT I know I would be calling a lawyer myself ......it it were have happened to Caitlyn....if this had happened in your home do you think the childrens protective services would have been called
I know it would have here.........do what your guts tell you to do hun really and thanks I was WORRIED

Earlier this yr she ( Cait) and a couple of her friends were very traumatized as a young lad brought and threatened them at school with a gun
I saw all the police and tactical squad there and went in they said they tried to call me BUT I have answering maching yet I may have been on puter but also have call waiting soooo no call came here
I totally flipped out ......they had Cait and 2 friends in with a cousellor for the trauma.........I was not informed of this either til I went looking for her
When she saw me she ran to me and her poor body was vibrating and for great reason
This boy got community service she was going to testify but he plead guilty and we have what they call "Young Offender's Act" here which is a joke ( max sentence for murder is 3 to 5 yrs )
He walks the streets not answering for what he has done to my daughter IMO and everytime she sees him she goes white and shakes ..........
I do have this in a lawyers hands I will not tolerate anyone hurting ,traumatizing her at all EVER.......
It is not the monetary thing either it is the principal and all that know me know this
I came to ppl on here back when it happened it is in old threads ........
Back to your daughter .......DO what your gut tells you hun really how could it be deemed "safe" if it were not put up out of reach and supervised??
Please keep me posted okay ........
** pssssttttttt for off topic just put........ O/T and what its about ....you can talk about anything you need to we are here to support you how is the other going I hope well
Luvs Lyn
 
This is my 1 and a half cents worth am sure others will reply ......


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steph2005
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   Posted 11/25/2006 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Lyn about talking to a lawyer. I was very sorry to hear that this happened. I hope you are able to get everything situated, best of luck to you.

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   Posted 11/25/2006 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
How is your daughter making out
And you hun
Please post and know we are here for you
Luvs
Lyn
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   Posted 11/26/2006 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi there,

We are doing OK.

It happened on Monday , unfortunately when her foot was last dressed on Thursday a string of blisters had come up where the edge of her shoe was - the water must have sort of collected there , luckily it's not infected. She's having it dressed again on Tuesday so I will see what it's like then.

We have cut out a section of one of her soft shoes so that she is able to go outside so I don't have to carry her now.

The teacher came round on Friday to bring a card the class had made.............but I wish she hadn't now. I asked again about what happened , I told her that I am not blaming her personally but something should be done to prevent this happening again , and that I don't think children should be using boiling water at such a young age - I won't let her make jelly at home one to one , we do cookies and cakes and she helps me get ingredients out for tea etc... she got totally defensive , she said they had done it like that for years and didn't think it should be stopped , and then she actually walked off which really suprised me as she is the deputy-head so I thought she would have lots of experience communicating with people - just goes to show , you never can tell.

I'm going to see the head mistress next week so maybe it will be easier to sort things out.

I know that if they don't change anything I will be taking my daughter out of school when they are doing the jelly - I just hope I don't get penalised by the truancy police!

This has put so much stress on me at the moment I'm completely anx all the time and I'm having to work so hard to keep the PAs from happening cos I know if I have one everything else will just crumble as it's already going downhill.

I'm praying that it will be sorted by christmas as I want my family to enjoy it.

Thanks for being there - it means a lot.


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   Posted 11/26/2006 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hun you know if you are going to be connecting with a lawyer you should not be talking to others on that side at all /
You would be told this by your lawyer as well
If you are not then I do wish you all the best in getting this all settled out by Christmas or sooner
Has to be hard on her and whole family unit
You take care
Lv
Lyn
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