(Posting now, won't be able to read answers until about 4ish)
Dd has an afterschool thing tomorrow, I cannot be there to pick her up as have to pick up younger Dcs from a different school at the same time. Is it allowed/recommended/fair to book a taxi for her? To bring her back to where I would be with the other Dcs? I am feeling very uncomfortable with it myself but might be only solution.What do you think
Jas, DD goes on her own in bus in the morning but tomorrow she has to stay longer and there will be no more buses from arround the school which is why I have a problem.
Also, she is not jumping with joy at the idea of it which makes me really doubt the idea is good even though it is so far the only idea I have got.
BigBadMummy, I like the idea of the CRB checked taxi, I will investigate as I had not thought about it. I would ask another parent if I only new them. I knew all the parents in primary school but since she started high school I had no opportunity to meat any of her new friends parents and none of her friends I know the parents of have to stay late on that particular occasion.
Mumblechum, I know it is stupid but I think I might be less worried if she was a boy.
Ask the cab company for a woman driver. Make sure that they have a code word/your name for DD when she gets in the car so she knows she is getting in the right one. Tell her to stand well back and ask the driver for confirmation of the name/codeword before getting into the cab. Make sure you know when she should be with you and that you pick her up from the cab.