Do Parents Really Sue
We are continually being told, well at most teacher conferences, that schools avoid doing events and outing because parents are always ready to sue for any mishap. Well I have asked many many parents from both primary and secondary one, would they sue and two, do they know anyone who has and to date and not one has come to light. I have no doubt there will those amongst you who can point me to an example but in the grand scale of things these are a very small per cent. I would argue that those schools who are nervous do not possibly have the greatest relationships with their parents and this needs to be dealt with not cancel events. Or is it the insurance companies who are the scare mongers “we can show you the money we have won for other parents” etc Parent have to accept that genuine accidents will happen whether the child is in your care or that of the school and if you are concerned take out a personal accident policy for your youngster. In times past HSBC schools department provide a scheme for accidents , cover for example for an accident on the rugby field or a school journey. This is very different from those money sharks who stake a claim for you and take a cut of the money. More effort needs to be made by schools and local authorities to work this out and give parents the responsibility to do it with them.