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Son sent home despite being unable to walk.

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Katinkia Fri 28-Feb-14 10:36:48

So upset at my son's school. He fell on his knee at school really badly. He is a chunky boy. So unable to walk they wheeled him in a wheelchair to his bus and sent him home

We really struggled to get him off the bus. He was hysterical. In pain and completely unable to walk. We managed to get him in my car by bringing it right to side of bus.

I took him straight to a&e where he has been admitted needing X-rays and an MRI scan. He needs a brace and crutches and I don't know how we will manage.

I don't trust myself to speak to the school yet. They should have called an ambulance and I feel really let down.

We are sitting in hospital now. Waiting and waiting for the next things. He desperately wants to go home.

Just wanted to vent. Xx

ouryve Fri 28-Feb-14 10:59:45

If he couldn't walk and they needed a wheelchair to get him to the bus, why the hell didn't they at least call you? Their behaviour sounds highly negligent.angry


Letter of complaint to the Governors and the LA.

so sorry that this has happened to your ds.

Katinkia Fri 28-Feb-14 12:35:32

They did call me but played it down. I didn't realise how serious it was until the bus escort called me from the bus to tell me how bad he was and we would need help getting him off the bus.
She is livid. They don't transport kids with mobility issues or children that should be in hospital. What if theyd had an accident?
Just waiting on physio and news. He wants to go home and keeps crying.

youarewinning Fri 28-Feb-14 17:32:12

That's disgraceful.

I am a first wider in my school and if a child couldn't weight bare I would have called the parent. I would have explained and asked them to come down. I would allow parent to assess paramedic requirement (unless obviously clearly it needed immediate ambulance). Basically I would not move the child myself but would consider a child may want their parent in an ambulance.

When you've had all dr reports then write an email stating all points,of what they did and their failings in each of those decisions. Copy in governors. Also ask to see their policies and ask what changes they will be making so it doesn't happen again.

bochead Sun 02-Mar-14 23:08:37

Letter to the HT, chair of the Governors, school nursing service and the LA.

First aider here thinking wtf were they doing manhandling him as it could have caused more damage. I'd be furious, and would have expected school to phone me and either meet me at school, or at A&E depending how serious it looked on scene.

nennypops Mon 03-Mar-14 23:54:20

Absolutely extraordinary conduct on the part of the school. How did they even get him onto the bus from the wheelchair? They could have massively exacerbated his injuries. What's the diagnosis? How is ds now?

Katinkia Tue 04-Mar-14 08:59:46

He is home and has a zimmer frame and leg brace. He is living downstairs at the moment. I am getting a wheelchair from the red cross this morning and he has an MRI scan on Sunday. Untill then, I'm not sure whats going on.

The school are doing a risk assesment for him going back to school.

Katinkia Tue 04-Mar-14 09:00:46

School said he was fine at school but admit they should have done more. I don't think being unable to walk is 'fine' personally.

AliceinWinterWonderland Tue 04-Mar-14 12:17:08

Document everything. You're going to need it. It looks like they are already backing away from any responsibility. And a risk assessment for him going back to school? Laughable - I'd point out in writing that you would like to both see it and discuss it with them, considering their poor judgement and neglect when the injury initially occurred at the school.

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