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Medical Provision

How we support pupils with medical needs

Someries Infant School and Early Childhood Education Centre intends to ensure that pupils with medical conditions receive appropriate care and support at school.

All pupils have an entitlement to a full-time curriculum or as much as their medical condition allows. Our procedures have been developed in line with the Department for Education’s statutory guidance released in April 2014 – ‘Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions’ – under a statutory duty from section 100 of the Children and Families Act 2014. The statutory duty came into force on 1st September 2014.

Administration of medicines in school

School staff are only able to administer prescribed medicines in school. We are unable to administer unprescribed medicines such as Calpol, etc.

Medicines administered in school must be prescribed by a doctor and their label must clearly state that they require four doses per day.

School staff are unable to administer medicines that require only three doses per day, but parents and carers are welcome to come into school to administer medicine to their child during the lunchtime break.

Medicines

If your child is prescribed medicine, you must complete our Parental Agreement for the school to administer medicine form before this can be administered in school.

The school will not administer medicine to your child unless you complete this form.

This form can also be completed on-site using a tablet computer available from our School Office.

Asthma

At Someries Infant School and Early Childhood Education Centre, we are aware of the need to ensure that the pupils who are asthmatic have access to their inhalers at all times. We have procedures in place to ensure that inhalers are readily available. The school maintains a record of all those who are registered as asthmatic. In the event of a child requiring an inhaler and not having access to their own, we have implemented the following policy and procedures.

If your child has an inhaler, you must complete our Consent Form (prescribed salbutamol inhaler and emergency salbutamol inhaler) before they can use their inhaler in school.

The school will not administer medicine to your child unless you complete this form.

This form can also be completed on-site using a tablet computer available from our School Office.

Emergency salbutamol inhaler

In the event of your child displaying symptoms of asthma, and if their inhaler is not available or is unusable, they are able to receive salbutamol from an emergency inhaler held by the school for such emergencies. However, you must complete our Consent Form (prescribed salbutamol inhaler and emergency salbutamol inhaler) before they can receive salbutamol from an emergency inhaler held by the school.

The school will not administer medicine to your child unless you complete this form.

This form can also be completed on-site using a tablet computer available from our School Office.

Anaphylaxis

First Aid provision

Our first aid policy, procedures and guidelines is designed to promote the health, safety and welfare of pupils, staff and visitors to Someries Infant School through the provision of first aid equipment and trained personnel in accordance with the requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations, 1981.

The appointed person is the School Operations Officer.

Provision of intimate care

Someries Infant School and Early Childhood Education Centre is committed to ensuring that all staff responsible for the intimate care of children will undertake their duties in a professional manner at all times. We recognise that there is a need to treat all children with respect when intimate care is given. No child should be attended to in any way that causes distress, embarrassment or pain.