First Aid and Medical Checklist

FAO: Headteachers, DSLs, Welfare Officers, Pastoral Leads

First aid provision must be available while people are on school or college premises. It must also be available when staff, pupils and students are working elsewhere on school or college activities including any off-site activity such as educational visits.

Whilst some pupils will have long-term and complex medical conditions or carry their own medication (for example, an inhaler for asthma or adrenaline for intramuscular use in anaphylaxis) the only role for a first aider is generally in helping pupils who need to take their own medication to do so.

Some pupils may need to have access to life saving prescription drugs in an emergency, the details will be recorded in the pupil’s individual healthcare plan and identified staff members will be aware of what to do. This check list is to support schools with auditing how they manage this.

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Dani Lang 

Senior School Improvement Advisor for Safeguarding & Inclusion