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ISBN 978 1 78851 532 0 (Web only publication) PPDAS 344946
An eratta was published on 02/02/2018 as a result of further changes to Annex B, General Information, paragraph 11.
The pdf and html published 20 December 2017 have both been updated to reflect this change.
An errata was published on 24/01/2018 at the following pdf pages:
Page 53 - General Information, paragraph 11
Text has been updated to read: The school’s spare adrenaline auto-injectors should only be used on children and young people where both medical authorisation and written parental consent has been provided to allow the school to do so. This also includes for children at risk of anaphylaxis, but who have not been prescribed with an AAI of their own. The school’s spare AAI can be administered in cases where the pupil’s own device cannot be administered correctly without delay. Emergency AAI devices must be held by the school and cannot be given to a child or young person to take home. AAI’s can be used through clothes and injected into the upper outer thigh in line with the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
The pdf and html have both been updated within the document to reflect these changes.
This document is also available in pdf format (678KB)
Introduction What is this guidance about? How should this guidance be used? What is the status of this guidance? Principles
Chapter 1 - The Legislative and Policy Context Background Legislative context Policy context
Chapter 2 - Supporting Children and Young People With Healthcare Needs in Schools: Rights and Responsibilities Introduction to rights and responsibilities Children and young people's rights Responsibilities
Chapter 3 - Developing Policies and Procedures for Supporting Children and Young People with Healthcare Needs - NHS Board and Education Authority Agreements and Policies Local strategic joint agreements Policy framework on supporting children and young people with healthcare needs in schools The allocation of support staff to meet the healthcare needs of children and young people in schools Training and development of staff to support healthcare needs in schools Education Authority indemnification/insurance Sharing information and confidentiality Resolving disagreements
Chapter 4 - Supporting Children and Young People with Healthcare Needs at School Level The role of schools School level training issues Identifying and supporting healthcare needs in schools Individual healthcare plans Dealing with medicines safely Self-management Access to medication Administering medication Paracetamol (and the use of other non-prescription medicines in schools) Hygiene/infection control Refusing medication Disposal of medication Intimate care
Chapter 5 - Circumstances Where a School May Need to Make Special Arrangements for Supporting Children and Young People with Healthcare Needs The need to make reasonable adjustments School trips and other outdoor learning activities Sporting activities Social/fund raising activities Work placements and vocational pathways delivered through school-college partnerships Transport
Annex A: Guidance for Education Authorities, NHS Boards and Schools in Scotland on the use of Emergency Salbutamol Inhalers Introduction Background General information in regard to the use of emergency salbutamol in schools in Scotland Guidance for school staff on how to respond if a child or young person is having an asthma attack Signs of an asthma attack Useful information about the management of asthma
Annex B: Other Condition Specific Information The use of adrenaline auto-injectors in schools Introduction Background Signs of an allergic reaction General information Local policy: Education authorities and NHS Boards Staff and training School trips and sporting activities Diabetes Symptoms Treatment Children and young people with epilepsy prescribed with emergency rescue Medicine Insurance and indemnification
Annex C: Other Relevant Legislation and Policy to Support the Healthcare Needs of Children and Young People in Schools The Equality Act 2010 Public Sector Equality Duty Patient Group Directions Independent Prescribers Administration of injectable medicines for the purpose of saving life in an 62 emergency Controlled Drugs Health and Safety at Work Education (Schools and Placing Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 The Waste Management Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2011
Annex D: Other Useful Guidance Documents and Useful Organisations Other useful guidance Useful organisations
Page updated: Thursday, December 21, 2017