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Child protection policy - is this right?

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BBQueen Thu 17-Dec-15 18:31:32

I had an induction meeting today ahead of my DD's start at nursery in a few weeks' time.

Because she is not yet mobile, the nursery informed me that their policy is to report any bumps or bruises to a "first response team" (a social services function, I think) and to book a same day appointment at the hospital (and accompany us with the baby to the appointment).

Does this tally with other peoples' experience? Hopefully it's unlikely to be required but it does seem completely over the top.

Gattabianca Thu 17-Dec-15 22:00:44

Bruises on non-mobile babies are a safeguarding issue because they don't climb/fall over etc so are unlikely to get bruised by themselves.
It seems reasonable to me.

SpendSpendSpend Thu 17-Dec-15 22:02:22

I ve never heard of this policy.

I have worked in countless nurseries.

TiggyD Fri 18-Dec-15 10:03:49

Never heard of a nursery doing that and I've also worked in countless nurseries. What is normal is for the nursery to make notes of bumps and bruises in a book/on a form, in case there are causes for concern such as frequent bumps.

One bump and report to other agency and go to hospital? Bet the hospital will love them.

PagesOfABook Wed 30-Dec-15 01:17:03

Seems strange they'd book you in to the hospital

And why would they accompany you - surely if they informed the hospital or social services of their concerns then they themselves would not need to go with you

SparkleSoiree Wed 30-Dec-15 01:19:33

Seems a bit over-excessive to me and I've sent my children to countless nurseries over the years who have varying policies. Usually notes are taken in my experience.

NickNacks Wed 30-Dec-15 20:26:32

I have lots of training in safeguarding (designated person) and yes this is correct. ANY injury to a non mobile child has to be reported immediately. No ifs, buts or maybes. It's quite a recent update but without a doubt it is true.

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