That's awful, though I can see their point about the letter- covering their backs. But if they were told about it in July surely they could do it? I'm afraid I don't know what hemi means but didn't want you to go unanswered. Hopefully the letter should sort it out.
Really sorry this has been a big problem. My dd1 has a left hemi (as well as other issues, which means she has a statement, and full time 1-1 when in mainstream for part of the week) and is in nappies aged 7. It is tricky enough for the children having this issue in school without staff making it harder.
I know they need to cover their backs (child protection isues with nappy changing as well maybe?) but I hope you get this sorted asap. Good luck!
some schools require a care plan to be drawn up which states who can change/ where/ when etc... it sounds as though this might be a good idea in this instance as it will force them to get a grip - do you know who the school nurse is that covers your school? sometimes they are useful in providing pointers for staff - sometimes not... does the school have decent changing facilities btw? have they got changing supplies in stock or are you providing on a daily basis? i'm a bit at your school - they haven't handled this v well at all - i'm keeping my fingers crossed that it all goes smoothly on monday for my dd2, so far so good, but you just don't know what's going to turn up at the last minute, do you?
hi thanks everyone for your replies, im annoyed at them, yes theyhave a special room just for changing children,they were aware of DD,s needs back in july cos we had a meeting with them. I phoned her psychiatrist yesterday and she said she will do them a letter,DD doesnt have a paed anymore,but im going to ask our GP to refer her to the incontinence clinic,i do have a letter from her paed saying she has hemi and incontinence difficulties,but later he changed his mind and said she has an extreme toileting phobia,i think she has both. ill be going in to see the head on monday,to be fair to him, hes only just started last week and so may not be aware but the other staff are.