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.