Seriously, even consoling an upset child that isn't your own, can be misconstrued as 'sexual abuse'. Well damn me for cuddling that little lost kid in the shopping centre a few weeks back!
But what about helping a child out of a potentially dangerous situation? What if that potentially hazardous situation is at school during school time?
Tonight's Friday Fuckwits are indeed some of the rules applied that prevent teachers and common sense prevailing when little buggas get themselves in a bind:
The SUN: STAFF REPORTERLovely weekend ahead we hope, although the firies have started back burning (the weekend pyromaniacs) and the air is acrid with smoke, Why they need to do it after so much rain I'll never know. Enjoy your weekend folks. I'm off to Doyles to cash in my Christmas voucher down by the sea! Cheers:)
Published: 24 Mar 2010
A FIVE-YEAR-OLD pupil was left stuck up a tree at school because a bizarre health and safety policy BANNED teachers from helping him down.
And when a passerby rescued the stranded child — she was reported to the POLICE for trespassing.
The cheeky youngster climbed the 20ft tree at the end of morning break and refused to come down.
But instead of helping him, staff followed guidelines and retreated INSIDE the school building to ''observe from a distance'' so the child would not get ''distracted and fall''.
The child was only rescued when a woman noticed him and helped him down herself.
But instead of being thanked for her actions by staff at the Manor School in Melksham, Wiltshire, Kim Barrett was shopped to the cops.
Kim, who lives in Melksham, was left stunned by the school's policy.
She said: ''I stopped to ask him if he was OK, and it became clear that he'd been there since the end of playtime, which had been around half an hour earlier. 'I was immediately concerned. I walked over to the school with the boy and was met by the associate head. 'He didn't appear at all concerned, and was actually very patronising, patting me on the arm and asking me 'what do you expect me to do, exactly, dear?'
''When I said I thought it was a serious incident, he then said his only concern was me trespassing.
Kim claims that she walked around to the front of the school, on to the playing field and then helped the schoolboy down before taking him back to his class.
But the school alleges that she ''approached the school in an inappropriate way'' and asked her to leave the premises after she got into a row with staff over the boy's welfare.
Later that evening a letter from headteacher Beverley Martin was posted through Kim's door, explaining that the school had contacted police about the incident.
The next morning she was visited by a PCSO who told her she had committed a trespassing.
Ms Martin confirmed that the school's policy prevents staff going to the aid of children who have climbed trees.
C'mon . . play in the tree house . . .