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Supporting Children with Medical Conditions

We ensure that we comply with current guidance relating to our duty of care to pupils with medical conditions - whether long or short term, specifically in relation to the management and administration of medication


The contents are commensurate with the DfE; Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions (published December 2015).


Most children will at some time have medical needs that require a risk assessment to ensure their safety and inclusion in school or a course of medication. Such needs may entail:


  • Short term medication (e.g. antibiotics/ painkillers)
  • Longer term medication (e.g. for epilepsy)
  • Emergency medication (e.g. severe allergic reactions)


It is expected that most children with such medical needs will attend our school and will access all areas of the curriculum. 

This policy should be read in conjunction with the: Equality statement and policy and the SEND policy