New rules to aid pupils with medical conditions

New rules to aid pupils with medical conditions

New rules to aid pupils with medical conditions

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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

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