We have recently been reviewing our policies and procedures regarding the administration of medicines on school premises.
In order to follow County guidance, please note that we are now unable to administer medication without a signed consent form, which can be found here.
We are no longer able to accept 'verbal consents' or even written consent in the form of notes, but must request that the appropriate documentation is filled in.
Of course, if you wish to administer medication to your child in school yourself, this is always possible.
For chronic illnesses such as severe asthma, eczema, anaphylaxis etc., a health care plan must be completed by a parent or medical professional. This can be found here.
Please note that children who manage their own conditions (e.g. mild asthmatics), do not need a health care plan*, but must be made aware that if they take their medication, they must notify a member of staff in case of a future emergency (e.g. if a child takes their inhaler, but later has an asthma attack, staff need to be able to describe what medication has already been taken). If you wish your child to self-medicate (e.g. take their inhalers as needed), please fill in and return this form, here.
Please find below copies of all the consent forms.
*(Paragraph 7.7, NYCC Managing Medication and Complex Health Care needs of Children and Young People, 2012)
Health Team Letter
Please click here for a letter about health services supporting children and young people in and out of school.