Allergy UK, the Anaphylaxis Campaign and the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology have collaborated to provide specific guidance on how to develop and implement allergy policies which recognise children at risk. The guidance also includes measures to minimise risks, as well as define what constitutes as adequate training for school staff.
The new ‘Model Policy for Allergen Management at School Guidance’ has been designed to complement the existing government statutory guidance across the UK nations and provides a level of specific detail on supporting children with allergies to strengthen the current generic guidance.
By implementing these guidelines schools will be able take a proactive approach to working towards preventing future childhood deaths from anaphylaxis whilst pupils are in their care.
To view the guidance, click here.