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Children: Chronic Illnesses

Question for Department for Education

UIN 67293, tabled on 9 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure schools have policies in place to look after children with medical conditions.

Answered on

17 March 2017

We know how important it is that children with medical conditions are supported to enjoy a full education. That is why we introduced a new duty to require governing bodies to make arrangements to support pupils with medical conditions and have provided statutory guidance outlining schools’ responsibilities in this area.

We continue to work with Ofsted, and organisations such as the Health Conditions in Schools Alliance who have experience in supporting children with medical conditions, to help raise awareness of the duty.