Managing Medicines and Child Health in Schools
Government guidance requires that schools develop a Medicines Policy that describes how and when medicines will be administered. A model policy based upon the government guidance can be found on the West Sussex Services for Schools (WSSfS) under managing Medicines in schools, please refer to the supporting documents.
There is no legal duty that requires staff employed in educational establishments to administer medicines. However, schools need to make reasonable adjustments for disabled children, including children with medical needs. Furthermore, in an emergency, all teachers and other staff in charge of children have a common law duty to behave as any reasonable parent would to protect the health and safety of a child in their care – this might mean giving medicine or medical care.
Upcoming dates and locations:
¨ Centenary House, Worthing—8th March 19 10am to 1pm
¨ County Hall North Horsham—11th March 19. 9am to 12 Noon
If you have any questions or you are interested on reserving spaces for this course, please contact the health and safety service at firstname.lastname@example.org