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Children: Diabetes

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department issues to schools on the care requirements of children with diabetes; and if he will make a statement. (323121)

We encourage schools to support children with long-term medical conditions such as diabetes. The DCSF and DH have issued joint guidance: ‘Managing Medicines in Schools and Early Years Settings’ to support schools in this regard.

This Department is committed to revising this guidance as announced in the Child Health Strategy. We are currently updating the guidance so that it reflects the very latest advances in medical support and promotes best practice. Key stakeholders, including Diabetes UK, have provided material for the revised version.