As allergies and chronic conditions continue to rise, parents worry that children are not given the appropriate level of care in schools.
The ID Band Company conducted a national health survey from October 2014 to January 2015, which was entered by 500 participants. 55% of parents who entered felt that their children with medical conditions and allergies were not adequately supported at school.
Diabetic Pupils Unable to Use Medical Aids
Some parents expressed concerns over school protocols not being altered to suit children with chronic conditions.
Neila Evans has experienced frustration with her daughter’s South Yorkshire senior school. The Swinton based mum was horrified when Arianne who has Type 1 diabetes was told to leave the classroom after using her blood glucose monitor – an important device for diabetes management.
“Arianne’s teacher thought she was using her mobile phone which is against school policy, but she was actually just checking her blood sugar levels as she had the symptoms of a hypo.