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Administration of Medicine to Children whilst at School

If your child has been unwell and has been prescribed medicine by their GP or takes long-term medicine or requires paracetamol or ibuprofen during the day, we are happy to administer this in school.  However, in order to protect the interests of our children and staff, we have updated our procedures.   It is extremely important that these are followed to ensure that best practice is maintained.

Therefore, with immediate effect, if you would like our staff to administer any kind of medicine to your child whilst they are at school, you must copy and paste the link below.  This will take you to a form that you must complete prior to our staff administering the medicine.  This is your responsibility as the child’s parent/carer and failure to complete the information may result in your child not receiving their required medicine.

Please follow the link below to give permission:

We cannot take instructions to give medicine via handwritten notes, emails or verbally. 
All medicines must be handed to a member of staff by an adult. 

If your child becomes ill during the school day and may require paracetamol/ibuprofen to support them, we will contact the parent/carer to discuss this.  Your permission will be recorded on ‘Record of Medicine Administered to all Children’ documentation, which is a confidential record retained in school.

This procedure is statutory guidance provided by the Department of Education.  If you are unhappy about completing this information, or you would prefer to do so, you are very welcome to come into school to administer the medicine to your child.  Please just let us know so that we can make arrangements.

A copy of our Policy: 'Supporting Children with Medical Needs' can be found here