Health & medical needs

  • Administering medicines in school
    Your board is responsible for making sure pupils with medical conditions are supported in school. This includes being administered any medicines they need. Find out how this works in practice, including staff roles and pupils self-administering medication.
  • Monitoring the duty of care to pupils
    Get to grips with how you can monitor your school's duty of care to pupils, so you can help keep pupils safe and reduce the risk of your school being held liable for injury.
  • Strep A and scarlet fever
    The Department for Education (DfE) is closely monitoring an increase of cases of group A streptococci infections and scarlet fever in children. Schools have been advised on how to manage cases and support parents.