My 5 year old daughter is coming home from school(headstart) with scars on her face and body. Isnt the teacher suppose to notify me of any injuries that take place under her watch? What can I do about this?
I would echo the sentiments of my colleague that this is a serious matter that should be reported, however, discuss this matter with the facility/school, it may be another child or your child injuring herself. Most if not all facilities have an injury/incident report that they provide the parent which explains how and when the child was injured; ask why this has not been provided to you.
You may also want to take the child to her pediatrician for an evaluation, he/she may be able to give you additional insight as to whether these injuries/marks on the child's body are normal or an indication of some sort of abuse.
I would also suggest strongly that if you feel that the injuries/marks are indicative of abuse that you not return the child to the facility/school until you can verify with your pediatrician.
I would immediately contact the police department and make a report, along with contacting the school and demanding an answer. Make sure to photograph the injuries. One point I do not understand are the scars. If she had a scar, how long has it been there? Why did you wait so long? That is a question they will be asking you.
You should be proactive - photograph and report the injuries to law enforcement. You don't want someone to flip the scenario on you and accuse you of causing the injuries.
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