A father-of-two is outraged after his youngest daughter was allowed to leave primary school School All on her own.
Murtaza Ahsan Kamal, 42, has now slammed Westmoor Primary School in Killingworth, North Tyneside, newcastle upon tynefor having “no remorse” after he approached them about the mistake.
The 42-year-old claims his four-year-old daughter Elayna was supposed to attend an after-school club but shockingly left the venue alone on November 18.
A worried woman spotted the young man roaming outside the grounds, who luckily happened to be Elayna’s nannyreport Chronicle Live.
After finding her wandering around without any supervision, Elayna said the woman took her back to school.
Since the incident, the school has taken “immediate action to strengthen our safeguards” and continues to apologize to the school family.
However, Murtaza, who lives in Palmersville, was appalled by the mistake.
The 42-year-old said: “It’s absolutely outrageous. They put my daughter in the most risky position. Anything can happen. I feel lucky that my daughter is back.
“Fortunately, the person who found my daughter knew us. I’m thankful that the woman brought my daughter back even though I wasn’t there.”
Murtaza, who works as a business lawyer, believes that although the school was approached about the matter, they did not take it seriously.
He went on to add that he had contacted North Tyneside Council with social service department about what happened.
He said: “Nothing was done, absolutely nothing. I went to ask the class teacher ‘Can you tell me?’ She happily touched my shoulder and said ‘Don’t worry.’ ’ She had no remorse, no apology.
“I don’t even think anyone was really prepared to find out what went wrong and accept that it was an extremely serious mistake. There was no alarm, no alarm about that kid going missing.
“My four-and-a-half-year-old daughter is left alone – she’s gone.”
Murtaza said the school did not know who was the nanny who brought his daughter back. He said his wife learned about the incident from a staff member at the school.
He said: “They told my wife Irena was missing, she left school and then she was brought back so she was safe. I was angry, frustrated and frustrated like never before in my life. a feeling of.”
Murtaza said his daughter was killed by a teacher I don’t want to go back to school now.
He added: “My four-year-old was asked why she did this. She got reprimanded by the teacher. She didn’t want to go back to school. I had to reassure her that I wouldn’t let anything happen.”
Westmoor Primary School said it had investigated the incident and was taking it “very seriously”.
Sharon Trundley, principal at Westmoor Primary School, said: “Safety is our number one priority and we have policies and procedures in place to keep our students safe.
“We have thoroughly investigated the incident at our out-of-school clubs and have taken immediate action to strengthen our safeguards to ensure this does not happen again. These include reviewing and amending our existing policies to keep children in and out of out-of-school clubs safe and effective process.
“We take this incident very seriously. We have apologized to the parents and assure our school and out-of-school club services are places where children are safe, supported and protected.”
Julie Firth, Director of Children’s Services at North Tyneside Council, added: “Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people will always be the school’s main focus. We have made recommendations to the school, what we have done for them and the measures we have taken Satisfied.”