Has the Policy/information been reviewed: Y N Has there been any identified changes? Y N What? Summarise your current Legislation/Guidelines: Include : ?Regulations concerning storing and administering medication Although it is not ideal to keep medication in school, it is sometimes necessary. Some children will have medical conditions that require certain medication to be taken during the school day, such as asthma or allergies.
Situations may also arise where parents request that their child is to have medication due to a current situation, such as antibiotics for a mild infection. As all medication is dangerous to children, these must not be kept where children can access them. The medication will need to be stored in accordance with what is sated on each individual label, therefore some may need to be kept refrigerated and some within certain temperatures.
The most important thing to remember is that they are sorted out of children’s reach. For those children with ongoing conditions such as asthma, the inhalers will need to be kept at hand, so under these circumstances, it is acceptable for the child’s teacher/key person is to keep it with them or for them to be placed on a high shelf within the setting where they can only be reached by an adult.
The EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) sets our guidelines and stipulates what is needed for settings to comply with regarding the management of medicines. These include written permission for each medicine that is to be taken and that the setting keeps a written record showing what and when each medication is taken.
This is to be shared with the parents. Parents also need to indicate when and how much is to be taken, which is particularly important with asthma sufferers and other long-term illnesses, as it is essential that the staff are aware what to do, when to do it and how much to give. All medication needs to be checked that it is still in date and that it is in its original packaging with the individuals name and amount to be taken is on it. Only prescribed medication WILL BE ADMINISTERED. 1 Within my setting they have a strict policy for managing and administering 1 CYPW workbook, page 274/5 Dawn Abbiss DC00572824 Units Covered: EYMP3 – 6. 2 Evidence ‘O’13.