Mother's fury as nursery is 'let off' with a caution after her toddler's skin was 'burnt off' when he opened a safety gate and knocked over a bowl of scalding hot water onto his face

Mail Online | 12/5/2017 | Scott Campbell For Mailonline
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A mother whose son suffered horrific burns after a bowl of hot water tipped over him is furious after the nursery was 'let off' with a caution.

Sarah Walker, 29, was left 'distraught and in hysterics' after being told what had happened to 18-month-old Reuben Adams in a kitchenette at Bridge End House Nursery, Huddersfield, in August.

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He suffered burns to the left hand side of his face, his left shoulder and behind his ear and needed intensive treatment at Pinderfields General Hospital.

Today, Kirklees Council said it had completed its investigation into the incident at the nursery, which charges fees of £200 per week.

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In a statement it said: 'The immediate cause of the incident was not closing the door to the kitchenette, but officers found it was not the only contributing factor to this incident.

'Underlying causes played a significant role including nursery policies, staff training, allocation of staffing and deviation from agreed company procedures.

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'Bridge End House Nursery Fixby has co-operated fully with the council's investigation and has made significant improvements to ensure this type of accident doesn't happen again.'

But Sarah said: 'I am absolutely not happy. I would like to see the nursery prosecuted or shut down. I will be looking at taking this further. Giving it a caution is not good enough.

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'Reuben is still reliving this accident night after night and suffering 'night terrors'.'

She said she hoped her petition calling for more stringent action to be taken against the nursery would be going 'live' soon and said her Facebook page on the issue had garnered almost 800 shares.

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The Ofsted report said: 'On 28 September we carried out an unannounced visit and we identified significant health, hygiene and safety concerns.

'These concerns included a dirty and musty smelling milk kitchen. We found torn nappy changing mats, dirty...
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