Harlands Primary School

First Aid/Administration of Medicines

Children who need first aid can be treated in school for minor cuts and bruises.  In the event of more serious injury, we will advise parents so that they can arrange the necessary treatment.  If a child requires urgent treatment, we will contact the emergency services immediately and inform parents as soon as we can.

If your child is sick, we will contact you and ask you to collect them.

Children who have been sick, or have diarrhoea, should not return to school until 48 hours AFTER the last bout of illness.

In accordance with our first aid policy, it is expected that parents will come into school personally to give any medicine to their child.  It is only in exceptional circumstances, or in the case of chronic conditions, that the school will administer medicine.  No medicine should be in school other than for specific medical needs.

Children who use asthma inhalers can keep them with the Office who will supervise their use.

If your child suffers from severe allergic reactions, and has been prescribed an injector pen, the school will be able to hold these once the School Nurse has completed the necessary formalities.  Information about these children is displayed in school, with parents' consent, to ensure that knowledge of their condition and treatment is widely known amongst both teaching and support staff.

The school also needs to be made aware of any other significant medical condition affecting your child, and should be updated if there are any changes.