Most schools must have a policy
You’re required to have a policy on supporting pupils with medical conditions if you’re a:
- Maintained school (mainstream or special)
- Free school
- Pupil referral unit
Include a section on administering medicines in your policy, which you and your staff can refer to.
Your policy should clearly outline the roles and responsibilities of all staff involved in administering medicines.
You need to have written consent from parents and carers
This applies if you're providing non-prescription and prescription medicine to pupils under 16.
Read more about parental consent for administering medicines.
Create individual healthcare plans for pupils with medical conditions
Where a pupil has a medical condition, work together with the pupil and their parents or carers to develop an individual healthcare plan.
Set out clearly what medicines and support they need, and who will provide it.
Staff must have appropriate training before giving prescription medicines or carrying out