Mumsnetters aren't necessarily qualified to help if your child is unwell. If you have any serious medical concerns, we would urge you to consult your GP.

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(8 Posts)
Sirzy Wed 20-Feb-13 22:56:48

So surely this is a good thing then if it reduces the number of cases of things being poorly handled?

babybarrister Wed 20-Feb-13 20:18:45

Letseatgrandma - I guess like everything else in life, there are many examples of great practice where no legislation is needed. The problem is with the schools who do not put care plans in place or train their staff and who lock away children's medication so that it is unavailable - in one case a child dies as her epipens were locked away ....sad

westcoastnortherner Wed 20-Feb-13 20:01:05

I'm not really sure what's wrong with it?

letseatgrandma Wed 20-Feb-13 20:00:05

Key, not kay.

letseatgrandma Wed 20-Feb-13 19:58:26

This looks like the kay points:

*We feel that the Children and Families bill should be strengthened so that:

* Schools are required to produce and implement medical conditions policies.
* School inspections look at how a school supports children with health conditions and what outcomes those children have, as part of well-being indicators.
* All school staff are enabled to support children with health conditions through appropriate training and support.
* NHS bodies and local authorities have a statutory requirement to help schools fulfil their responsibilities.

If there is a child with medical conditions in a school-they will have a care plan which spells out exactly what this entails and the treatment they need to be given. This is on display in the classroom for all staff who come in contact with that child to see.

What exactly else would this bill like school staff to do? Teachers are there to teach the children.

babybarrister Wed 20-Feb-13 19:53:49
dikkertjedap Wed 20-Feb-13 19:40:08

Your link does not link to information about this new bill ...

babybarrister Wed 20-Feb-13 19:13:52

There is a new bill the Children and Families bill going through parliament. A coalition of medical charities has been formed to ask for this legislation to be strengthened by placing a statutory duty on schools in relation to all children needing to use medication at school - diabetes, anaphylaxis, asthma etc etc the bill will go through on tues 24 so please have a look at the anaphylaxis campaign website www.anaphylaxis.org.uk which has all the details and feel free to pass on. Thanks

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