Our expert says:
You've done well to be observant and concerned. it does sound as if there's a real problem hee needing to be dealt with. By watching and waiting wisely, and giving her the chance and encouragement to herself say what had happened, you made it more certain that tis was an acurate report, as children sometimes can be over-encouraged to say what they think we want to hear. We don't know exactly what has been happening --- maybe some play between the children at her school, maybe something more abusive. From her complaint of burining urine, she may well have picked up a urine / bladder infection, which would need to be checked and treated with antibiotics as soon as posible, so my first stop would be to take her to see a good GP or pediatrician to check on this. Then it would be wise ( and the GP or pediatrician could recommend someone locally who's a good child psychiatrist or psychologist, to see her and talk about what happened. Don't act too alarmed, as children can at times be more damaged by seeing their parents / caregivers getting frightened or furious, than by the events thmselves. It's likely that this will pass without causing any lasting psychological damage, thanks in part to how well you've handled the situation so far.
Another issue will be to check out --- maybe best after the child shrink has been able to interview her properly and made more certain exactly who has been doing what to who --- what more may beed to be done as regards informing the school ( if they prove to have been negligent or involved, one would be cautious about this ) and informing the CHild Protection nit of the Police, to investigate and make sure no other children are harmed or afected.
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