IHCP

On 1 September 2014 a new duty came into force for governing bodies to make arrangements to support pupils at school with medical conditions: Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions Statutory guidance for governing bodies of maintained schools and proprietors of academies in England December 2015. The statutory guidance is intended to help governing bodies meet their legal responsibilities and sets out the arrangements they will be expected to make, based on good practice. The aim is to ensure that all children with medical conditions, in terms of both physical and mental health, are properly supported in school so that they can play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their academic potential.

 

Key points:

 

• Pupils at school with medical conditions should be properly supported so that they have full access to education, including school trips and physical education.

 

• Governing bodies must ensure that arrangements are in place in schools to support pupils at school with medical conditions.

 

• Governing bodies should ensure that school leaders consult health and social care professionals, pupils and parents to ensure that the needs of children with medical conditions are properly understood and effectively supported.

 

In order to ensure that STARS effectively supports pupils with medical conditions we use an Individual healthcare Plan (IHCP) for all pupils who attend the Drapers centre. (This is different to an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).) They provide clarity about what needs to be done, when and by whom. These are completed with the parent/carer on the home visit and are reviewed by the school nurse and any other medical professional as appropriate. IHCPs are then reviewed regularly throughout the year, according to need, and at least annually. 

It is the parent/carer’s responsibility to inform STARS of any changes.

The template STARS uses is the one provided by the Department for Education (DfE) on the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-pupils-at-school-with-medical-conditions--3

A copy of the form for an IHCP

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Individual Healthcare Plan

Name of school/setting

Sutton Tuition and Reintegration Service

Pupil’s name

 

Date of birth

 

 

 

 

Pupil’s address

 

 

Medical diagnosis or condition

 

 

Date

 

 

 

 

Review date

 

 

 

 

 

Family Contact Information

 

Name

 

Relationship to pupil

 

Phone no. (work)

 

(home)

 

(mobile)

 

Name

 

Relationship to pupil

 

Phone no. (work)

 

(home)

 

(mobile)

 

 

Clinic/Hospital Contact

 

Name

 

Phone no.

 

 

G.P.

 

Name

 

Phone no.

 

 

 

Who is responsible for providing support in school

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

 

 

 

 

 

Describe medical needs and give details of pupil’s symptoms, triggers, signs, treatments, facilities, equipment or devices, environmental issues etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name of medication, dose, method of administration, when to be taken, side effects, contra-indications, administered by/self-administered with/without supervision

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily care requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specific support for the pupil’s educational, social and emotional needs

 

 

 

 

Arrangements for school visits/trips etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Describe what constitutes an emergency, and the action to take if this occurs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who is responsible in an emergency (state if different for off-site activities)

 

 

 

 

 

Plan developed with

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff training needed/undertaken – who, what, when

 

 

 

 

 

 

Form copied to

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parental agreement for setting to administer medicine

The school/setting will not give your pupil medicine unless you complete and sign this form, and the school or setting has a policy that the staff can administer medicine.

Date for review to be initiated by

 

Name of school/setting

Sutton Tuition and Reintegration Service

Name of pupil

 

Date of birth

 

 

 

 

Medical condition or illness

 

 

 

 

Medicine

 

Name/type of medicine

(as described on the container)

 

Expiry date

 

 

 

 

 

Dosage and method

 

 

Timing

 

 

Special precautions/other instructions

 

Are there any side effects that the school/setting needs to know about?

 

Self-administration – y/n

 

Procedures to take in an emergency

 

 

 

NB: Medicines must be in the original container as dispensed by the pharmacy

 

Contact Details

Name

 

Daytime telephone no.

 

Relationship to pupil

 

Address

 

I understand that I must deliver the medicine personally to

[agreed member of staff]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above information is, to the best of my knowledge, accurate at the time of writing and I give consent to school/setting staff administering medicine in accordance with the school/setting policy. I will inform the school/setting immediately, in writing, if there is any change in dosage or frequency of the medication or if the medicine is stopped.

Signature(s)________________________               Date________________________________