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UK legal frameworks

Guide for schools

UK educational legal frameworks, guidance and support systems 

In the four UK nations, different legal frameworks, guidance and support systems are in place to meet the needs of young people with epilepsy at school.  

These cover a range of areas which your school may have its own policies on, including:

  • Health conditions at school (see below)
  • Equality, including disability
  • Special educational needs and additional learning/support needs
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Attendance

Each UK nation has specific guidance on how children with health conditions should be supported at school.

Guidance on supporting children with health conditions at school