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Pupils: Diabetes

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effect of schools not allowing their staff to administer medicines such as insulin on the management of diabetes among pupils. (176982)

This Department has not made such an assessment.

Our guidance to schools, 'Managing Medicines in Schools and Early Years Settings', issued jointly with the Department of Health in 2005, encourages schools and local authorities to develop local policies on the management of pupil's medicines and on supporting pupils with medical needs, taking account of local resources and their various responsibilities.