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Medicines and First Aid

At Uffington C of E Primary School, the health and well-being of our students are of utmost importance. We adhere to strict policies and procedures to ensure the safety and welfare of all children under our care.

Administering Medicine
We have a comprehensive policy and procedures in place for administering medicines to children. This includes obtaining up-to-date information about a child's medical needs and ensuring that staff are appropriately trained for administering medication.

Prescription medicines are only administered if prescribed by a doctor, dentist, nurse, or pharmacist. Written permission from the child's parent or carer is required for each specific medicine administered.
Our staff keep detailed written records of each instance of medicine administration in line with permission received.

First Aid
We maintain a well-equipped first aid box with appropriate items for children's needs, ensuring that it is always accessible.

In the event of an accident or injury, our staff are trained to provide prompt and appropriate first aid treatment. Parents or carers are informed of any incidents on the same day or as soon as reasonably practicable.
In line with regulatory requirements, we notify the relevant authorities of any serious accidents, illnesses, or injuries occurring on our premises.

Paediatric First Aid
At least one staff member with a current paediatric first aid certificate is present on the premises at all times when children are present and accompanies children on outings.
Our paediatric first aiders are trained to assess emergency situations, provide assistance for various medical scenarios, and maintain competence through regular certification renewal and refresher training.

By prioritising the health and safety of our students through stringent medication administration and first aid protocols, we aim to create a secure and supportive environment for all members of our school community.