Firstly, this is not intended to be a thread having a go at teachers or health & safety etc etc, just want to know what procedures are.
A mate at work got a phone call from his daughters school last Thursday to say his daughter had (probably) broken her arm in a trampolining accident.
The school insisted that he or his wife had to take her to hospital to be checked out, the school would not take responsibility. Unfortunately he works over an hour from the school and his wife doesn't drive. Apparently the school phoned him every 15 minutes while he was trying to get there to see where he was.
His wife got her to hospital in a taxi before he could get there, the arm was definitely broken - he was proudly showing off the x rays today! - but apparently due to the delay in getting her to the hospital they couldn't get the right surgical team in to pin it all back in place until Saturday, so my mate is a little miffed with the school not taking some more proactive action straight away.
MrsMoreCash is a Guide leader and she seemed to think that the school had acted reasonably. I'm just a bit surprised - if I thought a kid I was responsible for had done themselves some damage requiring an X-ray etc I would expect to get them to the hospital and get the parents to meet me there, but this is obviously not the accepted policy?
I sort of understand the schools position to an extent, but how do you make the call between getting them to hospital and leaving it for the parents to sort out?