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.
South East regional manager Diabetes UK
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2:40pm Thursday 28th May 2015
SO, THE truth is out. Oxfordshire County Council could afford to offer the Dial-a-Ride for the elderly.
2:40pm Thursday 28th May 2015
BRIAN Duffy (May 21) has a point. Housing benefit enriches landlords, allowing them to increase rents above what rents would have been without the intervention of housing benefit.
2:38pm Thursday 28th May 2015
I SEE that you published an article in respect of the Barton Park development but failed to publish a report on when the hedgerow was cut down and removed at Foxwell Drive.
2:35pm Thursday 28th May 2015
REFERENCING your article (May 22) surprise, surprise, charges up and ‘Number of cars using Water Eaton park-and-ride drop by more than a third.’ Congestion on Oxford’s ring roads up.
2:34pm Thursday 28th May 2015
WITH regards to the plans being turned down for a Hungry Horse outlet in Templars Square, there is already a family pub opposite the proposed site.