Guidance overview: First aid in schools

Guidance on first aid provision.

Applies to England


First aid in schools


This is for:

  • governing bodies
  • school leaders
  • school staff

It applies to:

  • local-authority-maintained schools
  • academies and free schools
  • independent schools

Please note information about first aid training providers in this advice is no longer current. The Health and Safety Executive provides guidance about finding appropriate first aid training and qualifications:

Published 15 August 2000
Last updated 12 February 2014 + show all updates
  1. The advice on first aid training providers has been has been superceded. A link to this new information has been added to the page.

  2. First published.