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Medical & First Aid

First Aid Policy

It is essential to have in place adequate first aid provision and medical care for all pupils and school personnel. First Aid can save lives and prevent minor injuries becoming major ones. Under Health & Safety legislations employers have to ensure that there are adequate and appropriate equipment and facilities for providing first aid in the workplace.

The Governing Body of St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School will undertake to ensure compliance with the relevant legislation with regard to the provision of first aid for all pupils, employees and visitors to the school.

Our Aims:

  1. To provide adequate first aid provision and medical care for pupils and school personnel.
  2. To have in place qualified first aid personnel.
  3. To have in place adequate first aid equipment.
  4. To have in place excellent lines of communication with the emergency services and other external agencies.

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Medical Policy and Pupils with Medical Needs Policy

Some children require medication daily because of a long term medical condition. It is our policy to ensure that appropriate arrangements for the administration of medication are in place for our pupils. It also involves providing enough information to staff to enable medication to be administered safely to pupils

There is no legal duty, which requires schools to administer medicines to pupils. Medication will only be administered in accordance with this policy. Individual members of staff retain the right to refuse to administer medicines.

Whilst every encouragement should be given to children to attend school, a child who is clearly unwell should not be sent into school, or one who is infectious or contagious. The circumstances in which medicines will be administered to pupils are a child suffers from a long-term illness requiring constant medication. Most common examples of this are Asthma, Epilepsy, Diabetes and Anaphylaxis.

In all other circumstances, it is expected that parents will come into school to administer their child’s medication.

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