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Schools aren't supporting children with epilepsy - survey

Media release

13 October 2017

Schools are breaking the law by not supporting children with medical conditions - new survey

      • New report published by Young Epilepsy highlights reality of children with epilepsy in England not receiving the required support to be safe and included at school.
      • Less than half of families who have children with epilepsy said their school had a policy on supporting pupils with medical conditions.
      • One in three children with epilepsy (36%) don’t have an Individual Healthcare Plan (IHP) in school. Two out of three children’s IHPs do not consider how epilepsy affects learning.
      • In England, it is a legal requirement for every school to have a policy in place which states how they support children with medical conditions.

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