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Assaulted by child- GP visit?

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QueenofLouisiana Tue 14-Jul-15 20:45:34

In the course of keeping a child safe I was punched, scratched, kicked, slapped and had my fingers bent back.

I'm now aching and DH is suggesting a check up- if only to cover myself in case of injury which becomes apparent later. What would you do?

Penfold007 Tue 14-Jul-15 21:09:38

I'd get checked out by my GP. Friend was bitten by a child, the infection was horrible.

SpecialCircumstances Wed 15-Jul-15 20:09:16

I would say get it checked out particularly your fingers and record any injuries on a body map(unless you've already done that as part of the incident recording) have you had a proper debrief?

QueenofLouisiana Wed 15-Jul-15 21:38:05

Had proper debrief today. Certainly less achy, but bruises have now appeared. Gah! 5 working days....

TheHobbit Wed 15-Jul-15 21:41:05

I read it as being assaulted by a children's GP at school!! In my defence though I've had a big cider!!

QueenofLouisiana Wed 15-Jul-15 21:53:11

Maybe a large cider is what I need...grin

Happy36 Thu 16-Jul-15 00:54:01

Definitely go to the GP.

Sunnyshine Wed 22-Jul-15 23:51:50

QueenofLouisina I hope you are ok. I have been bitten twice this year by a child I was trying to keep safe. I hope that you can get support if you want it and that the school holidays are a relaxing time for you. I love my job but I have sat and sobbed at times. I really hope you are ok.

DoloresLandingham Thu 23-Jul-15 17:08:09

While you're at the GP, ask them to check your immunisation records and see if you would benefit from a booster. I was advised to have a hep B vaccine in case I'm bitten by a child.

marssparklesdownonme Thu 23-Jul-15 17:49:24

Photograph the bruises too and make sure you have recorded the incident clearly. Give copies of incident report to SLT and senco . Sadly this has happened to me too Many times this year that union had to get involved. Take care.

CharlesRyder Fri 24-Jul-15 15:41:06

Have you got Team Teach? If not, I would ask for this training so when you are required to keep a child safe you actually can- and yourself as well!

Sunnyshine Thu 13-Aug-15 20:57:33

I find team teach us not fully effective when you are on your own with a violent child trying to stop that child from damaging themselves or other children.

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