|10||Summer 2017||Amended, approved and issued||Summer 2018|
|9||Summer 2016||Amended, approved and issued||Summer 2017|
|8||Summer 2015||Amended, approved and issued||Summer 2016|
|7||Summer 2013||Approved, amended and issued||Summer 2015|
|6||Autumn 2012||Approved and issued (no amendments)||Autumn 2014|
|5||October 2010||Approved and issued (no amendments)||October 2012|
|4||September 2008||Approved and issued (no amendments)||September 2010|
|3||November 2007||Approved and issued||November 2008|
|2||June 2006||Approved and issued||June 2007|
|1||September 2005||First draft|
It is essential to have in place adequate first aid provision and medical care for all pupils and school personnel.
- To provide adequate first aid provision and medical care for pupils and school personnel.
- To have in place qualified first aid personnel.
- To have in place adequate first aid equipment.
- To have in place excellent lines of communication with the emergency services and other external agencies.
|Parents/Carers must inform the school of their child’s medical condition that may be a cause for concern.
School personnel must be suitably trained in identifying pupils where a medical condition may be developing.
School personnel must report any concerns they have on the medical welfare of any pupil.
|Training||For all nominated personnel to undertake training in first aid, administration of medicines and awareness of medical problems in pupils.
A record of trained personnel is kept centrally
The Home School Link Worker (HSLW) is responsible for arranging updates/retraining of first aiders.
|A procedure must be in place for the administration of medicines for pupils. Only prescribed medication to be given.
Before the school administers any medication the parent/carer must complete the necessary paper work.
Records must be kept of the administration of medicines.
|House Keeping||All medicines must be securely stored in a central location.|
|Emergencies||A procedure for dealing with accidents must be in place.|
|Records||Records are to be kept for all pupils.|
|Reporting||Parents/Carers are to be informed of all accidents especially head injuries.
The school uses an accident, incident and illness register and each ‘accident’ is recorded and a numbered report slip is given to the child, signed by first aider and a copy remains in school. The slip records if deemed necessary to contact parents/carers and the time the child is collected from school is recorded by the InVentry Signing In/Visitor system.
If there are any doubts HSLW rings parents/carers to inform, to either collect child or ask if they are happy for child to stay in school
More serious incidents/injuries are recorded on an Incident/Injury/Near Miss report which are retained by HSLW and/or sent to LA/ELAS for follow up/advice.
The above strategy is effective in the provision of medical and first aid care within the school.
Intimate care – In the event of an injury/soreness in an area of the body that could be described as intimate, 2 or more first aiders must be present.
Medical & First Aid Policy – Version 10 – Summer 2017