Only prescribed medicines can be administered in school. These must be in the original container, with the information sheet inside and labelled with the child’s name and dosage. In the case of antibiotics, only those prescribed four times a day may be administered once a day at school.
Any medicines that require medical expertise or intimate contact need to be agreed by a parent and a qualified member of staff.
All medicines must be brought to the school office by an adult. Medicines must NEVER be brought to school in a child’s possession (even cough sweets).
The adult is required to complete a parental agreement form at the school office for the medicine to be administered by school staff.
See the Administration of Medicine Policy for more information.