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Children may suffer a Psychiatric Injury as a result of Educational Negligence.

What is Educational Negligence?

A Psychiatric Injury isn’t always a diagnosis of a recognised injury such as depression or anxiety. It has been suggested that Children can express a psychological injury in different, less obvious ways such as; a change in their sleeping pattern, withdrawal or increased levels of aggression.

Educational Negligence may occur in a number of different instances, such as:

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Bullying

In instances where:

If your child has experienced any of the above, we may be able to assist you in bringing a claim against your school.

It should be noted that we encourage all resolutions with the school to be dealt with in house in the first instance, with either the School or the Local Authority, in accordance with their applicable policies.

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Additional Needs

Alternatively, in instances where:

If your child has experienced any of the above, we may be able to assist you in bringing a Psychiatric Injury claim against your child’s school as a result of the school’s negligent actions.

It is important to note that there are a number of different options available to your child, that the School could provide which is dependent upon their own specific individual need(s).

For example, your child may be provided with one or more of the following, dependent upon their needs:

Your Child may also be referred to one or more of the following, dependent upon their needs inclusive of but not limited to:

It is important to note that the school should follow a ‘graduated approach’ to address your child’s additional needs. Which means over a period of time, if one option isn’t working, alternative referrals or steps can be taken to attempt to accommodate your child’s needs.

It may be the case that some or all of these provisions may not be necessary or applicable to your child. This is, again, needs dependent.

However, where reasonable steps are not taken to assist your child, and your child suffers a psychiatric injury as a result, we may be able to assist you further.

 

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WHAT TO DO NEXT

Contact our Educational Negligence team today for a free initial consultation, or call us on 0113 200 9787 to find out how we can help you.

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