If your child has a diagnosis of allergies, especially if this is an anaphylaxis reaction (severe life threatening allergy) you will need to inform their school so that a care plan can be put into place for your child. You may already have a care plan written for school from your specialist nurse or GP, this can be brought into school. Some training will be offered to school staff in how to manage and spot the signs of anaphylaxis.
- Make sure that your child has two auto injector pens (Epipen / Emerade / Jext ) available in school. Find out more at Anaphylaxis UK
- Make sure that the school are aware that your child has auto injector pens! You may be asked to sign a consent form by the school. If your child self-administers their auto injector pen they need to always tell an appropriate adult when they use one.
- Ensure both of your child’s auto injector pens are in date! Don’t wait until this has expired to get a new one prescribed, plan ahead.
- All medication will need to be labelled with your child’s name and date of birth by the pharmacists. Liquid or tablet antihistamines should also be labelled and kept by the school.
- Your child will need to have their auto injector pen with them on any school trips, swimming, after school clubs and for sports; you will need to discuss this with their teacher
- Ensure your child attends all medical appointments
Find out more about supporting your child with anaphylaxis at the below sites: