Health, safety and wellbeing in schools

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Advice for schools, illness and medical conditions, emergency planning, first aid, security.


  1. Illness and your child's education

    What happens if your child can't go to school for health reasons - responsibilities of the local council and school and how medical needs are handled at school

  2. Health and safety for school children

    Schools are responsible for your child's safety while they're at school or on a school trip

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers
  2. Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on vulnerable children and young people
  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing social distancing in education and childcare settings
  4. Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on isolation for residential educational settings
  5. Emergency planning and response
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News and communications

  1. National mental health programme between schools and NHS
  2. New programme to protect children at risk of exploitation
  3. Nadhim Zahawi's speech at the Children's Future Food Inquiry
  4. Free sanitary products in all primary schools
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Research and statistics

  1. Period product scheme: the learner perspective
  2. Knife crime: safeguarding children and young people in education
  3. Educational psychologist workforce research
  4. Mental health and wellbeing provision in schools
  5. International early learning and child wellbeing
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Period products scheme: impact assessment
  2. Paediatric first aid (PFA) in early years provision
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