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Headteacher who gave out razor blades at school so pupil could self-harm 'safely' is cleared of wrongdoing
05-16-2014, 08:40 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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A headteacher who introduced a policy of handing out razor blades to a pupil so they could self harm 'safely' at school has been cleared of misconduct.

Laura Blair, the former head of Unsted Park School - a specialist school in Surrey for children with Asperger’s syndrome and ‘higher functioning autism’ - was investigated after whistleblowers at the school alerted the authorities.

The panel heard how the headteacher allowed a ‘controlled self-harm’ policy at the school in Godalming, in a bid to control the behaviour of a single pupil, referred to as Pupil A, who had a history of self harming.

The panel heard how the pupil was given a ‘sterile disposable razor blade’ and was allowed in a room by themselves so they could ‘self harm’ - with a teacher checking in on them every five-10 minutes.

When the pupil had finished, teachers would dress and clean the wounds.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...doing.html

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05-16-2014, 09:14 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Self mutilation 101. Awww, that's so sensitive. gaah.gif
What the hell is wrong with people, a kid prone to self mutilation needs psychiatric help not razor blades! gaah.gif 13.gif

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05-16-2014, 09:19 PM #3
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damned.gif The school system in the UK is out of control
05-16-2014, 09:36 PM #4
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How about for the suicidal students? Will they be given pistols wiped down with alcohol, so they aren't exposed to any germs?

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05-16-2014, 09:39 PM #5
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Biere.
05-16-2014, 11:06 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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It's beyond f*cked up on so many levels sad2.gif
05-16-2014, 11:10 PM #7
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05-16-2014, 11:13 PM #8
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Exactly, I was thinking that song earlier when I first read this.

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05-17-2014, 02:17 AM #9
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and they call themselves "specialists"... facepalm_panda.gif
05-17-2014, 03:19 AM #10
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(05-16-2014, 11:06 PM)Octo Wrote:  It's beyond f*cked up on so many levels sad2.gif

Took the words off my keyboard, Octo.
05-17-2014, 03:31 AM #11
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it is out there, but shows you how desperate the situation was, that a teacher would allow such a thing.. self harm is a strange one.. i have known many people that cut themselves badly.. its the only way they can stop the pain, so maybe i am desensitised to it.. its pretty ballsy for teacher to do that.. i think they had exhausted all avenues and that this was the only logical one left..

even though i dont have a problem with what the teacher did, i still dont think it should be allowed..

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05-17-2014, 08:21 AM #12
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Never known any cutters, that's possible it's a good thing. dunno.gif

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05-17-2014, 02:02 PM #13
White Ribbon call me
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imagine if we handed out razor blades to exeter? shït would get nasty.. 13.gif
05-17-2014, 02:12 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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I know self harming is becoming more common. When I was growing up this behavior was unheard of. What needs to be addressed is the anxiety our kids feel in society today that means cutting yourself is lessening the existential pain. It's not a healthy society and signals high levels of stress. Not good...
05-17-2014, 02:19 PM #15
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(05-17-2014, 02:12 PM)Octo Wrote:  I know self harming is becoming more common. When I was growing up this behavior was unheard of. What needs to be addressed is the anxiety our kids feel in society today that means cutting yourself is lessening the existential pain. It's not a healthy society and signals high levels of stress. Not good...

i remember i went away for the weekend with two friends (a couple) and one of them spent the whole time in the bathroom cutting herself.. blood everywhere. lucky we had separate cabins.



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