Head Injury Information
Clarendon Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and as part of our continued first aid procedure development, we will be trialling a new system in school to ensure that all staff and parents are aware of children who bump their head during the school day.
Any child who bumps their head will wear a BLUE wristband. This will be marked with the time/date of the injury. We hope that this system will be more visual to staff during the school day, parents/carers collecting at the end of the day and enable better monitoring of children. Please keep a look out for these wristbands on your child when you collect them from school.
Please read carefully the new information about our bumped head wristbands
- Any pupil who suffers a head bump will be issued with a “blue bumped head wristband“.
- This will make it visible to all school staff that a head bump has occurred.
- A wristband will be given to any child who has presented to a staff member with a bump to any part of their body from the neck upwards (including eyes, ears, nose, lips etc).
- The wristband will have the date of the incident.
- Parents will also receive a first aid slip with further details of the incident – including an indication of where on the head the bump occurred. If the injury is felt to be more serious, the child will be seen in school by a paediatric first aider and a phone call home will also be made to advise next steps.
- Medical advice on concussion can be seen below.
- Children will be told that this band must remain on their wrist until they get home to show parents/carers, including if they attend an after school club. The wrist band should remain on the child’s wrist for 72 hours (even when bathing or swimming).
Symptoms usually start within 24 hours, but sometimes may not appear for up to 3 weeks. Should any of the following conditions occur please refer the child to a doctor, preferably at the local A&E Department:-
- Severe headache (persistent)
- Does not like bright light
- Dizzy, double or blurred vision
- Becomes disorientated or confused or unable to remember the recent past
- Their conscious level changes