Only prescribed medicines can only be administered at school by prior arrangement. Parents are asked to complete a consent form at the school office and to provide the medicine clearly in its original dispensed packaging. The consent form will clearly indicate the name of the child, the name and dosage of the medication and any further details which may be necessary. In some cases, when medicine needs to be given for a prolonged period, we may need to consult the School Doctor. A letter from the child’s General Practitioner may be required.
If any child is taken seriously ill and the school is unable to contact the parents, we will act “in loco parentis” (in the parents’ place) and take the best course of action we see fit for the child’s welfare. This may involve allowing appropriate medical staff to administer emergency medication.