Raising Standards Together


Supporting learners with healthcare needs

This statutory guidance provides advice on supporting learners with healthcare needs to governing bodies and local authorities.
Supporting learners with healthcare needs
Supporting learners with healthcare needs (Word)
Annex 2: Form templates
Template for schools - Healthcare Needs Policy (Word)
Template for local authorities - Healthcare Needs Policy (Word)
Letter to schools

Letter to schools


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Many learners will have a short-term healthcare need at some point which may affect their participation in educational activities. Other learners may have significant or long-term healthcare needs affecting their cognitive or physical abilities, their behaviour or emotional state.

This guidance emphasises the need for a collaborative approach from education and health professionals, placing the learner at the centre of decision making.

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