MEDICAL NEEDS POLICY

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• Have you seen your school’s Medical Needs Policy?
• Do you know who is responsible for overseeing its implementation?

 Governing bodies of maintained schools and academies should ensure that the school develops a policy for supporting pupils with medical conditions. This policy must be reviewed regularly and be accessible to parents and school staff. A named person should have responsibility for policy implementation.

The following documents will be useful when devising and reviewing your school’s Medical Needs Policy:

Statutory guidance for local authorities and departmental advice for others ensuring children with health needs receive education.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/education-for-children-with-health-needs-who-cannot-attend-school

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/638267/supporting-pupils-at-school-with-medical-conditions.pdf

Supporting pupils with medical conditions: links to other useful resources
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-pupils-at-school-with-medical-conditions--3/supporting-pupils-with-medical-conditions-links-to-other-useful-resources--2