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Responsibility of school staff for intimate care

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Last updated on 11 April 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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Can I ask staff to provide intimate care for a child? Intimate care is not a standard professional duty of teachers, but may be included in support staff job descriptions. We refer to LA guidelines and union advice on intimate care. We also relay advice from an expert on managing intimate care.

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  1. 1 What is intimate care?
  2. 2 Are there training requirements?
  3. 3 Who should administer intimate care?
  4. 4 Can staff refuse to provide intimate care?
  5. 5 LA guidance on staff providing intimate care in schools
  6. 6 Intimate care for pupils with SEN
  7. 7 Developing an intimate care policy

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