New rules to aid pupils with medical conditions

New rules to aid pupils with medical conditions

New rules to aid pupils with medical conditions

First published in

I would like to make your readers aware of new rules introduced by the Government to help improve support in school for children with medical conditions, including Type 1 diabetes, epilepsy and asthma.

The new rules have been introduced as a result of the Government’s decision to amend the Children and Families Bill so that schools in England are now legally obliged to provide the best support possible for children with medical conditions.

We campaigned for this change as many children with Type 1 diabetes can struggle to get the extra support they need at school because of their condition, which means they are effectively excluded from taking part in their education.

This is why it is really important that parents and carers in Oxfordshire are aware of these new rules so that their child doesn’t miss out.

Parents in Oxfordshire can also help to spread the word by making sure schools in the area are aware of the changes.

We recognise that some schools may have some concerns about how best to implement these new rules so we have produced free resources for schools and parents, which provide practical tips and information on how to best support children with Type 1 diabetes so that they are able to make the most of their time at school.

You can order your free schools and parent pack and check out our online schools info today by heading to www.diabetes.org.uk/schools.

Jill Steaton

South East regional manager Diabetes UK

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Send your Letter to the Editor: What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter for publication here

11:20am Monday 28th July 2014

What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.

  • Today’s letters

Parking is causing a real problem for residents

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Wednesday 27th May 2015

I AM not sure how figures can be arrived at about damage done to business in Oxford since introducing Park & Ride charges (May 22).

It’s time we considered the facts about trams

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Wednesday 27th May 2015

ALL buses in Oxford are low-emission, at least 75 are hybrids, but central Oxford air quality still breaches public health limits.

Chain deserves sympathy over failed restaurant bid

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Wednesday 27th May 2015

I have just read that the Hungry Horse chain has had its application turned down for its new restaurant in Cowley.

Join campaign to get real reform of voting system

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Recent correspondence has highlighted the archaic and undemocratic way in which we elect our parliament. We have UKIP attracting 3.9 million votes to elect one MP whilst the SNP (1.4 million) elects 56, and the Lib Dems (2.4 million) equates to eight seats.

She embodied a determination and dedication to be of service to others

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Oxford Mail appreciation (May 21) of the luminous Val Smith recounts how in 1989, when Andrew Smith, MP, stood down from his Blackbird Leys council seat, his wife “stepped in to fill his shoes”.

Magnificent political ode deserves a prize

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Tuesday 26th May 2015

WHAT an absolutely magnificent ode to all things politically- minded from David Tinson (May 18).

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree