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Supporting pupils with medical conditions: developing a policy
What must we include in a policy on supporting pupils with medical conditions? This article relays the DfE's guidance on the contents of such a policy and how it should be implemented. You will also find a KeyDoc checklist on what the policy should include, and answers to FAQs about policies on supporting pupils with medical conditions.
Duty to support pupils with medical conditions
The Children and Families Act 2014 placed a duty on the governing bodies of maintained schools, the proprietors of academies, and the management committees of pupil referral units to make arrangements for supporting pupils with medical conditions.
This duty came into force on 1 September 2014, and is set out in section 100 of the Act:
Model policy from The Key
We have created a model supporting pupils with medical conditions policy. Approved by Forbes Solicitors, this model document is designed for you to adapt to suit your school’s context. All of our model documents take account of relevant requirements and good practice. They are easy to adapt, will save you time and help you keep your school compliant.
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