Supporting children with medical conditions

The Department for Education (DfE) guidance for pupils with medical conditions at school can be found below. This guidance and also supports the needs of Childcare Providers.

DfE – supporting children with medical conditions

Where the guidance explains the responsibilities of the governing body, this is equivalent to owner/manager and committee managed settings.

Template forms can be used with setting’s own logo and adjusted with regard to the setting’s own policies.

Template for supporting a child with a medical condition

Health Conditions in Schools Alliance (medicalconditionsatschool.org.uk)

Guidance on infection control in Early Years settings and Schools can be found below:

Health protection in schools and other childcare facilities – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

If additional support and advice is needed, Childcare providers should contact their local Health Visiting teams. 

Other useful health related information

Anaphylaxis Information for Childcare Providers

Continence guidance

Health Risk Assessment Form

Example Health Risk Assessment Form