Asthma in schools

2) What can you expect from your school

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Each area or council will have a slightly different approach to managing medical conditions such as asthma in school, and legislation, education and health care practices vary between individual schools and areas.

Although teachers have no specific duty or legal responsibility in terms of health provision (they are not medically trained) they are required under a duty of care to help if a child needs medical assistance.

There are some basic needs or ‘rights’ you can expect from your school to keep your child safe and ensure they are fully integrated into school life despite having asthma.