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Can children bring medicine into school?

Pupils may not bring prescribed medication, except asthma pumps, into school themselves. These should still be handed into the school office.

Where children have medical needs, parents must give the school details of the child's condition and medication. Panel may decide that a Health Care Plan (HCP) is needed and will arrange for one to be drawn up if necessary. 

If a child has a short term medical need parents are requested to ask GPs to prescribe medication that can be given before and after school. Parents or their representatives are permitted to attend school to give treatment at specified times if necessary. If parents have any questions about administering medicine to children they need to make an appointment with one of the school ECMs. 

Parents of children with HCPs will bring any medication to school in a secure, labelled container. Records will be kept of all medication received and given. Emergency medication will be stored securely in designated places within the school; other drugs will be stored securely in the school office.
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