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St Stephen's

Building Each Other Up in Love and Learning

Medicines

The school adheres to the guidelines set by the local authority for the administration of medicines.

Prescribed medicines        

The administration of medicines is the responsibility of parents and carers and it is helpful if medicines are prescribed in dose frequencies which enable it to be taken outside of school hours.   The school however is prepared to administer them provided the following guidelines are followed:

  1. Children suffering from short-term ailments who are clearly unwell should not be in school and parents will be asked to take them home.
  2. Only medicines provided by the parents with a completed form, obtainable from the office, will be administered at school.
  3. Medicines must be given personally to a member of the office staff by a parent/carer and not by the child.

Non-presciption medicines

These will only be administered if they are handed to a member of the office staff with a completed form.  Please note that we are not allowed to administer aspirin or ibuprofen.

Children suffering from sickness and/or diarrhoea

If your child is physically sick or has suffered from diarrhoea, they must stay at home and not return until 48 hours after the last episode.  We appreciate your help in this matter. 

Please find below the Parental Agreement form that must be filled out before we are able to administer medicine to your child.