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I am being pfb arent I?

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gumballsandbears Mon 28-Nov-16 11:17:45

Completely outs self so have NC to protect regular name.

DD has been burnt at school by another child in another lesson, total accident and I fully believe knowing the child it was an accident. However I only know this as dd (secondary school age) has sent me a messenger picture. It is not a huge burn (possibly 50p sized) but it does look blistered on the photo and I am guessing is very sore. She has been sent to reception who have made a note and been sent back to class.

I am a bit miffed they didn't phone me but I am being PFB aren't?! Realistically they have run it under water for ten minutes and there isn't much else they can do is there?

Just so not to drip feed dd had an appalling time at her old school and was majorly failed her in every possible way hence why I am probably a bit over zealous with the new school on this!

So come and give me a kick in the pants that I am being unreasonable please!

Crispbutty Mon 28-Nov-16 11:20:19

It was an accident, you are aware of it. They really don't need to phone you. Especially if they know she has already told you about it.

Colby43443 Mon 28-Nov-16 11:20:29

How old is she? I wouldn't expect to be told about minor accidental burns that don't require medical intervention if she's in secondary school.

gamerchick Mon 28-Nov-16 11:20:39

Well 50p sized is quite a big burn imo especially on a bairn.

Can you go to the school, she's going to be in pain and I doubt the school will give her anything for it?

sirfredfredgeorge Mon 28-Nov-16 11:23:46

Assuming the medical response has been appropriate, they absolutely should not be wasting yours or their time phoning you up to let you know, no further action is required, and your child can tell you about it later.

Even more so if your child is free to tell you herself by phone!

LilQueenie Mon 28-Nov-16 11:24:28

yanbu considering she has been failed before. I have the same problem. DD was fine before school and now she has been bullied leading to anxiety and some unruly behaviour. There was an incident that I should have been made aware of but only told about 2 months later. I think it depends on the school and then the person who is dealing with the matter that makes the decision to call or not. A quick text couldn't hurt though could it?

Deadsouls Mon 28-Nov-16 11:25:14

I don't think it's a big deal. Don't worry about it.

Potnoodlewilld0 Mon 28-Nov-16 11:26:34

If it's 50p sized she needs to go to the GP/nurse/A&E.

I did first aid for ten years in my job and this was always rule of thumb

PotOfYoghurt Mon 28-Nov-16 11:27:08

If it's blistered it's not really a minor burn.

Potnoodlewilld0 Mon 28-Nov-16 11:27:43

It may need dressing. School are shit at dealing with first aid.

Yamadori Mon 28-Nov-16 11:28:05

A burn that size needs medical attention.

FrankAndBeans Mon 28-Nov-16 11:28:06

50p sized and blistered, yes I would want to be informed.

VladmirsPoutine Mon 28-Nov-16 11:29:23

Yanb PFB. You are, rightly so, a concerned mother. Whilst they don't need to get in contact over every little thing - a burn that size is pretty big regardless of how it happened. It's their duty to keep you informed.

pilohshit Mon 28-Nov-16 11:29:42

What were they doing that would entail being able to burns someone?

gumballsandbears Mon 28-Nov-16 11:31:03

They are not aware she has told me as far as I know.

I am miles away from school with no car so it would be a complete pain in the backside if I were to need to go up but of course I would and they do try and encourage them to treat illness and incidents like the workplace. I.e not go home if you wouldn't go home from work so I am aware I need to get a grip!

I guess a. It is because I burnt myself a few weeks ago so the memory of how much it bloody hurt is still fresh but mostly b. because her experience was so bad and I had no trust in the old school or faith that they could keep her safe I need to get past that and accept the new school is not them.

SoupDragon Mon 28-Nov-16 11:31:22

Is your DD OK with it? I think that would be my rule of thumb.

I'm trying to think of injuries DSs have picked up at school and whether I've been told... most have been head injuries (rugby usually) which they do call me about but I think there have been other injuries (huge graze from Astro turf for example) which they haven't.

SoupDragon Mon 28-Nov-16 11:32:25

What were they doing that would entail being able to burns someone?

Cookery, chemistry, metalwork maybe...

Potnoodlewilld0 Mon 28-Nov-16 11:35:35

Call the school and inform them. If it's that big it may need dressing of the blisters are already forming and it it catches on something it may scar.

gumballsandbears Mon 28-Nov-16 11:38:41

The burn looks 50p sized but the blister isn't the whole of that (does that make sense?) Does it still need checking?

It was a science lesson. From what I can gather they have been using some large tweezers type things for something with a bunsen burner and the tweezers were very hot (I am guessing metal) the child has been removing the tweezers from the flame and caught dds skin with them. (probably because if anything like she is at home she is always under blooming feet!)

LIZS Mon 28-Nov-16 11:42:34

Where is it? On hands it should be looked at. Can she pop into a chemist on her way home?

gumballsandbears Mon 28-Nov-16 11:42:55

Soup dd has some additional needs and is rather dramatic sometimes about very very minor bumps and illnesses so it is hard to tell!

I might give them a call. Just say dd has made me aware and just check it isn't anything to be worried about.

Soubriquet Mon 28-Nov-16 11:43:32

Yanb pfb.

A burn the size of a 50p with a blister already? I would expect to be told too and what medical treatment she had received

gumballsandbears Mon 28-Nov-16 11:44:23

On the back of her hand LIZS , yes there's a pharmacy across the road from here.

Pinkkahori Mon 28-Nov-16 11:48:54

Have they given her anything for the pain? Even smaller burns can be very sore and will make it difficult for her to concentrate in school.
Ibuprofen (Nurofen) is very good for burn pain in my experience.
Burn gel is great too.

AnnieAnoniMouse Mon 28-Nov-16 11:49:03

Without seeing it, it's hard to say, but generally a burn on the hand that blisters needs to be seen and dressed in a sterile environment to prevent infection.

Given her SN & her being a DramaLlama it's hard to know what to do, but I'd get it seen at some stage today.

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