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What should a school do to support children/young people with medical conditions?

All schools should have a Medical Conditions Policy which states how the school will support children with medical conditions. This should include the procedures for getting the right care, the training in place and who is responsible for making sure the policy is carried out.

The policy should recognise health conditions can be life-threatening and that they can also affect how a child learns. Schools must regularly review and audit their policy to make sure the arrangements for children with medical conditions are working. Schools in England are required by law to have a Medical Conditions Policy.

This policy statement should be developed with pupils, parents, school nurse, school staff, governors, the school employer and relevant local health services. This policy statement should be made publicly available on the school's website.

For further information on what is expected from the policy please see statutory guidance provided by the Department for Education. 

Last Updated 22/08/2019

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