Healthcare needs in schools guidance consultation: response analysis report

Analysis report summarising those responses received to our consultation on guidance on healthcare needs in schools.

Annexes C and D - Other relevant legislation, useful guidance and useful organisations

Question 10: Do these annexes provide appropriate supplementary detail?

Answer No. of respondents % of all respondents
Yes 33 41
No 31 38
Don’t Know 5 6
No Answer 12 15
Total 81 100

51. Responses to this question were mixed, with an almost equal number of respondents agreeing these annexes provided appropriate supplementary data compared with the number of respondents who disagreed.

52. Responses in relation to Annex C specifically included incorporating this annex into Chapter 1 - The Legislative and Policy Context; that paragraph 1 in this annex hints that a school could justify failing to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ when the Equality Act 2010 actually says the test is whether it is reasonable to make adjustments, so reword to this effect; inclusion of Type 1 diabetes and allergies.

53. Annex D provides links to useful guidance and organisations. Responses suggested adding the following to this annex: Allergy UK; Centre of Excellence for Looked After Children; Children with Exceptional Needs Network; Royal College of Nursing Scotland; Scottish Congenital Cardiac Services; and Together for Short Lives. In the case of guidance sources, the following were recommended: Making Connections - Supporting children and young people with Type 1 Diabetes in Education; SIGN Guidance 138 (2014) on dental health; Strategic Framework for Action for Palliative and End of Life Care and the Royal College for Paediatrics and Child Health would like to see reference to the use of health passports.


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