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Survey Reveals Children with Medical Conditions Not Supported in Schools

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.

Neila with daughter Arianne, 14 and son Hayden, 8

Pictured above: Neila with daughter Arianne, 14 and son Hayden, 8

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Medical Conditions in Schools

How Medical Conditions and Allergies Affect the Nation

Health Survey – Our Findings Revealed

Thank you to everyone who completed our health survey. We’ve now reached our magic 500 entries and can reveal our results.

One of the most interesting statistics we discovered was that over 55% of people feel children in the UK are not adequately supported in schools. We’ll be interviewing parents and teachers to get their take on this – if you’d like to share your experience please get in touch.

Diabetes leads the way as the most common medical condition, while most participants with an allergy are allergic to medication. In fact over half of people who completed the survey have at least one allergy, suggesting they’re a lot more common than 20 – 30 years ago when allergies were a rarity.

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