Administering Medication in School
Ladybridge Primary School is an inclusive community that aims to support and welcome pupils with medical conditions. We aim to provide all pupils with all medical conditions the same opportunities as others at school.
- All staff understand their duty of care to children and young people in the event of an emergency.
- All staff feel confident in knowing what to do in an emergency.
- Certain medical conditions are serious and can be potentially life threatening, particularly if ill managed or misunderstood.
- The importance of medication being taken as prescribed.
- All staff understand the common medical conditions that affect children at this school.
- Medication can be administered within school, but must follow very strict guidelines:
Medicines must be prescribed by a doctor
Parents/Carers must complete and sign the administration of medication consent form, including dosage, time, and any necessary instruction (i.e. to be stored in the fridge) and hand this into the school office. Click here to download a medication consent form.
Medicine must be clearly labelled and have a medicine spoon provided, if necessary.
Unfortunately, we are unable to administer over-the-counter medicines that are not prescribed by a doctor, and only if deemed as essential, such as pain relief and cough syrup, so please only send these into school unless absolutely necessary. You may choose to come into school and administer such medications yourself at breaktimes or lunchtimes. Other medications not allowed in school unless brought in and administered by a parent/carer are: cough sweets, throat lozenges, vapour rubs, decongestant sprays, etc.
Please note that all medication will need to be personally dropped off at the office and signed for by a parent/carer, and again be collected at the end of the school day by the individual who collects your child. The school office is open from 8.30am until 4pm, daily.
These guidelines are to ensure the safety of all children within school, and we appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
Should you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact school.
At Ladybridge we are committed to ensuring everyone with asthma receives the best standard of care. Therefore, it’s vital that medical records are updated annually. If your child suffers from asthma, please ensure that you send into school your child’s blue inhaler, and spacer if required; also please complete the asthma card, and return it to school as soon as possible.
The completed form will store helpful details about your child’s current medicines, triggers and symptoms. The information will help school staff to better understand your child’s individual condition. Please make sure the school is kept informed about changes to your child’s medicines, including how much they take and when.
It is extremely important that should your child need their inhaler whilst they are at school that one is always available, in their classroom, for them to use; please ensure that your child’s blue inhaler is always in school, and in date.