School sets up new rules for collecting children after girl made her way home alone

The Manchester Evening News is reporting that a school is setting up new rules for collecting children after school after a six year old girl made her own way home.

Primary school bosses have set up new rules for parents collecting children after a six-year-old girl wandered off from the school.

The child left Oswald Road Primary School on Tuesday afternoon and started making her way home through Chorlton – crossing several major roads.

She was intercepted by two strangers who took her to wait with a neighbour before her family returned home. The incident has sparked an investigation by school bosses, who have now put a series of new measures in place.

In a letter to parents, acting headteacher Jon Beisly explained changes to pick-up arrangements for children who take part in after school activities.

He said: “The changes are being made following a review of arrangements currently in place, and to ensure that the transfer of duty of care when children are passed over from after school providers back to parents and carers is efficient and robust.”

He added: “The safety and wellbeing of pupils is our primary concern in all of this and I hope I can count on you to do your bit and respect the new pick-up arrangements to help ensure this.”

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