Managing children with allergies, or who are sick or infectious (Including reporting notifiable diseases) Policy statement

General Welfare Requirement: Safeguarding and Promoting Children's Welfare The provider must promote the good health of the children, take necessary steps to prevent the spread of infection, and take appropriate action when they are ill.

We provide care for healthy children and promote health through identifying allergies and preventing contact with the allergenic substance and through preventing cross infection of viruses and bacterial infections.


Procedures for children with allergies

When parents start their children at the setting they are asked if their child suffers from any known allergies. This is recorded on the registration form.

If a child has an allergy, a risk assessment form is completed to detail the following:

At all times the administration of medication must be compliant with the Welfare Requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and follow procedures based on advice given in Managing medecines in Schools and Early Years Settings (DfES 2005)

Oral Medication


Life saving medication & invasive treatments Adrenaline injections (Epipens) for anaphylactic shock reactions (caused by allergies to nuts, eggs etc) or invasive treatments such as rectal administration of Diazepam (for epilepsy).


The setting must have:


HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis procedure


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