Accidents

Accident Procedures

  1. Accidents occur despite supervision. Minor accidents are treated at school. Slight cuts and grazes are normally treated by cleaning with cold water and applying a plaster to the wound. When a dressing has been put on a wound, parents are requested to inspect the wound when the child comes home from school.
  2. In the event of an accident/child becoming ill, every possible effort will be made to contact the pupil’s parents or the persons delegated to take responsibility for the pupil.
  3. Please complete the form giving details of home/work phone numbers. The school should be notified immediately of changes of address and/or changes of deputy.
  4. Non co-operation in this matter could result in a delay in having your child attended to medically, should the need arise.
  5. Please ensure that deputies’ consent has been received and that they live locally.
  6. Teachers will not accept responsibility for any medical expenses incurred.
  7. The Board of Management recommends that all parents avail of the facility to take out insurance to cover medical expenses incurred as a result of an accident in school