Medical needs in schools and community settings

Local Authorities and CCGs have duties to work together and make joint arrangements for children with special educational needs and disability.  BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire local authorities and BSW CCG are committed to pursuing a policy of inclusive education with no one being unnecessarily denied access to school or other educational activities simply by virtue of having a medical condition. The Designated Clinical Officer (DCO) will work in liaison with the CCG and local authorities to support joint processes. 

This guidance is designed to ensure that children and young people who have health needs are able to have full access to an educational setting, including early years settings, schools and colleges. It provides a framework for a consistent response to the health needs of children and young people in a confidential and respectful way to ensure that they have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of learning.

Guidance for supporting educational and community settings to meet the needs of children and young people with medical conditions