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Just in case this is yet another (Ofsted) urban myth, please could someone confirm whether we need to record "injuries" (eg a grazed knee) found on children when they are brought into school and get the parent to sign off on the entry? I'm not talking about injuries received during the school day, which we record automatically, but those received out of school. Our child protection "officer" has just completed a child protection course and this was not brought up during the training, so a link or pointer to the relevant literature would be very helpful. We really don't want to inconvenience our parents more than necessary

 

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We have an accident on arrival book and if there is a recent injury (ie done that day) then we put it in the book. Obviously if the injury is already scabbed over then we wouldn't bother, it's just to cover us so parents cant say they done it at Pre-School!! Wrotten to have to think like that I know!!

 

Kris

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Hi - yes, we were 'pulled up' at our last Ofsted for this (3 years ago) so possibly could have changed since then :o but we record 'existing injuries' - parent's fill in form - I will try to attach - I can't take any credit for the form - think I almost certainly got it from here!

Existing_Injury_Form_for_fsf.doc

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I'd add that it's is not just to cover us in case a parent/carer later declares that the injury/bruise was inflicted at nursery/pre-school - but also to be aware of those children who may present regularly with injuries that are inconsistent with parent/carers explanations.

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We have the same format - an injury on arrival form with a skin map attached , as others have said it is to cover you from parents alleging injuries have happened with you and it is useful for safguarding, the PLA used to do a pre-printed book for records but we made our own form. :o

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We have an accident on arrival book and if there is a recent injury (ie done that day) then we put it in the book. Obviously if the injury is already scabbed over then we wouldn't bother, it's just to cover us so parents cant say they done it at Pre-School!! Wrotten to have to think like that I know!!

 

Kris

 

Old bruises should be recorded if in doubt

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