New changes for schools:
The Children and Families Act 2014 states that Schools have a duty to ensure that there are specific arrangements to cater for any pupils with medical needs such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy…
The Department for Education’s revised guidance stipulates that: a medical conditions policy must be in place, so that pupils with medical conditions have full access to education, including school trips and physical education
governing bodies should ensure this policy is reviewed regularly and is readily accessible to parents and staff
appropriate training for school staff must be arranged
governing bodies should ensure that school leaders consult health and social care professionals, pupils and parents to ensure children’s needs are effectively supported.
The guidelines say: “Parents of children with medical conditions are often concerned that their child’s health will deteriorate when they attend school.
“It is therefore important that parents feel confident that schools will provide effective support for their child’s medical condition and that pupils feel safe.”
Our Medical and Emergency Services Professionals training for First Aid for Life, would be delighted to come and provide First Aid training for any schools and clubs and cover any medical areas you need us to address.