My escourt is trained, but they won't give rescue meds on the transport so will either bring her home or take her to school which ever is closer. We only live less than a mile from school if you drive but to walk is a 2 minute walk across the school field.
I work for a company who provides drivers (although not escorts) and all our drivers had to be epilepsy trained when a new person started with epilepsy. Training took all day and I'm pretty sure it involved administering meds. This was in Devon though, but would have thought it should be possible where you are Riven.
Depends on the taxi firm and their insurance policy. Ours are the same - not allowed to take training (the escorts themselves want it) because they would then be liable if they gave treatment and it didn't work. They could get an insurance policy to cover this, but our LEA don't pay enough. So they don't.
Your child's life and mine. All comes down to money in the end. And really not a lot of money, too .
The thing that gets me is you can say "I don't give a flying **, I'll write you a disclaimer if you like, I'll sign anything, just give her the meds, keep her alive" and the po-faced arsehole in the LEA who has decreed it just shakes their head. And if (heaven forbid) something does happen, what then? Presumably they'll go home to their cosy little lives that night without a twinge of conscience. While riven or me or whoever is sitting in the hospital mortuary. How can you live with taking decisions like that?
Can you write a snotty letter to the Chief Ed Officer? Maybe this is a job for the local newspapers. It all takes time though doesn't it and it is just such a common sense thing that you'd have someone able to administer drugs doing the job.
Oooh there was an article about this on our local news a few weeks ago when a Dad was fighting the LEA to provide epilepsy trained escorts on transport. I think he was trying to find a point of law to argue. I'll see if I can find it, as I can't remember if he was successful or not.
Try contacting Epilepsy Action? My local lady said she has someone who will provide the training to the school etc? But be warned, just like you, my school is refusing to accept the responsibility, even though it takes me 1/2 hr by bus to get there! Think EA might be able to help though?