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Medicines in School

Administration of medicines in school


If children are well enough to attend school, we are able to administer medically prescribed medicines.


The following procedure should be followed:


  1. Where possible medication should be administered by the parent / carer at the start of the school day.
  2. We will only administer medicines that are taken 4 or more times a day.
  3. Parents/carers must deliver prescribed medication to the school office staff.
  4. Medication must be in a sealed container/packet clearly named. Out of date medicines cannot be administered.
  5. Medicines must pass from adult to adult – children should not handle medicines.
  6. Medicines requiring refrigeration will be stored in a fridge.
  7. Medicines will be administered by a staff member with an additional adult present to sign the administering medicine form (kept in the school office)
  8. It would be helpful if you could remind your child to go for their medicine at the appropriate time - this is their responsibility.
  9. If necessary, medicines will be returned to parents/carers at the end of the day, via your child’s class teacher at dismissal time or they can be collected from the school office.
  10. When children attend after school clubs parents/carers are responsible for making arrangements for administration of medicines with club providers.


Thank you for you cooperation, which will enable the administration of medicines to run smoothly.