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Sorry, I meant the school hadn't been professional as they hadn't bothered to speak to the girl called Courtney and ask her not to shout about this in the classroom; the school was also ready to involve social services without establishing the facts.
It was Courtney's mother who reported this to the school as she said that Courtney's teenage cousin had overheard Chloe, my granddaughter, saying this, when I pressed for further information the cousin said that it was both Chloe and Courtney talking about this inappropriate behaviour but Courtney's mother said that it wasn't her daughter and Chloe is a 'dirty girl'. Surely this person can't just make these disgusting allegations and continue with her nasty remarks just because Chloe is a child?
So is there nothing I can do about the parent who started this lie/ rumour, call it what you will? This was a very serious allegation. Am I to believe that we live in a society that allows anyone to go into school with an unfounded malicious allegation causing unnecessary distress to parents and grandparents, not to mention how a now very confused Chloe must be feeling?
So she is entitled to brand my granddaughter as a 'dirty girl' and other obscene names and encourage her to child to repeat this to anyone who will listen and therefore ruining my granddaughter's reputation before she has even reached puberty?
Does the law then also allow me to 'return the favour' and report what I like to whom I like about her child?
I apologise if I seem abrupt but I am angry that this can be allowed to happen and there is nothing that can be done.
I have now lost all faith in the law!
There are some very nasty people in this world and it appears that the law is on their side.
I have no wish to sue anyone, this is not about seeking compensation; I just wanted to know if there was a legal way of making this person stop her filthy allegations and continued verbal persecution of a little girl.
Is there absolutely nothing that we can do? Do we seriously just have to put up with this?
As I have already said, she didn't just report it; she has also called Chloe a dirty girl and has stated that Chloe has actually done the things that she has reported.
Are we in a position to send some sort of legal correspondence telling her to stop?
I am sorry but I think you are missing the point; yes she has reported to the school what was apparently said to her but the name calling and 'labelling' is entirely her doing.
I think we are going around in circles.
In lay mans terms - are you saying that we have no legal rights and we have to stand by and let this person say what she wants about Chloe?
I have obviously not understood - please clarify, is there, or is there not, some form of legal correspondence that we can send to this person telling her to stop the slanderous remarks that she is continuing to make?
That is the same reply as you gave before and you still haven't answered my question.
The report has been made and that should be the end of it but she is continuing to make nasty remarks and call an 8 year old child unrepeatable names.
Do we have any rights at all and is there a legal letter that we could send telling her to stop?
We were obviously misunderstanding each other from the beginning; I was not asking about the misconduct of the school - I was trying to provide the full story and inform you that I had told the head teacher of the school that I was not happy about all of this and where it could have possibly led.
All I want to know is if there is anything we can legally do to stop the person who made the report from continuing to make nasty remarks about my 8 year old granddaughter?
We have obviously misunderstood each other from the beginning. I told you of my disappointment with how the school handled things to give you a full picture of events.
The person who made the initial report is continuing to make nasty remarks and calling a little girl unsuitable, unrepeatable names; I just want to know if there is a legal type letter that could be sent to this person telling them to stop.