Administration of Medicines

Administration of Medicines

The school has responsibilities for the safety and welfare of pupils and regularly reviews arrangements to ensure that the medical needs of the pupils are met at school.

There may be times when children attending school need to take prescribed medication.  Any such medicines needed by a child during the school day should be brought to the school office in the original bottle/packaging prescribed by the doctor with the pharmacist’s label.

Parents will be asked to complete a written request for the school to administer medication.  Medicines in school are kept in a safe place.  A record is kept of all medicines administered.

Asthma inhalers are prescribed medication and parents are asked to complete an asthma healthcare plan and ensure their child brings their blue inhaler to school which will be kept in a safe and accessible place.