Children school websites Health Conditions in School Alliance is made of over 30 organisations, including charities, healthcare professionals and trade unions who work collaboratively to make sure children with health conditions get the care they need in school. The site is here to offer guidance and tools to schools who are looking after children with health conditions.
This guides staff on how to support children with long-term conditions in school. But parents have told us that many schools don’t have these policies in place, and aren’t even aware that by law they need to. Only 1 in 10 schools could prove that they had an appropriate medical conditions policy when we asked in 2017. This shows that we need action from government and Ofsted.
Schools need more support to put the correct policies in place, and parents need to be confident policies will be assessed as part of regular school inspections. Safe in School in Parliament Since our successful campaign to change the law in That’s why on 23 October, we took 50 families affected by a range of medical conditions to Parliament. Meeting their MP, parents called on Ministers to do more to keep children with medical conditions Safe in School. We handed in a petition, with nearly 50,000 signatures, calling for small changes that would help more children with medical conditions stay Safe in School.