This section includes information and guidance for schools on supporting pupils with health needs and medical conditions.
All of our current:
- Health and safety policies and procedures
- Guidance on accident and incident reporting for schools
are on the Infospace website. To access the website, schools must purchase a Health, Safety and Wellbeing service via Educator Solutions.
Supporting pupils with medical conditions
The Children and Families Act 2014, places a duty on maintained schools and academies to make arrangements to support pupils with medical conditions.
Local authorities also have key responsibilities in:
- Championing the needs of these children and young people
- Providing education to children and young people where they are unable to attend school due to ill health
The Department of Education (DfE) issues statutory guidance and templates for schools and local authorities to follow, in relation to children and young people with medical conditions.
The medical needs service is responsible for ensuring Norfolk County Council Children's Services fulfils its statutory duties.