Supervised medication

While headteachers will normally be willing to co-operate in any matter, which will support a child’s health and welfare, it is necessary to ensure that where such requests are received appropriate arrangements are made to safeguard the interest of both staff and pupils. 

  • A decision on the administration of medicine will be taken by the headteacher based on what is manageable in the school.
  • It should be noted that school staff are under no duty to administer medication to pupils in school. If it is agreed that a nominated person takes on the responsibility it is purely on a voluntary basis. 

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