Childhood infections – Inside Health 13/10/14

Old HPA poster

http://www.bexton.info/res/pdf/illness.pdf

up to date but less snappy PHE advice

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/353953/Guidance_on_infection_control_in_schools_11_Sept.pdf

Welsh booklet

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/article7916970.ece/binary/The%20sickness%20absence%20booklet%20distributed%20to%20parentsReports from Wales 

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health/sickness-guide-parents-provokes-fury-7917908

Attendance in secondary schools in Wales report – where medical conditions only make up a small portion of failed attendances

http://www.estyn.gov.uk/english/docViewer/329401.8/attendance-in-secondary-schools-september-2014/?navmap=30,163,

some school policies which manage to confuse the principle of self care (i.e. it’s okay for parents to look after their children and seek help if they need it)

http://www.gipsyhillfederation.org.uk/sicknessabsence

and others still say that a ‘doctors note’ is needed after 5 days absence

http://www.lasalette.havering.sch.uk/parents-and-carers/attendance

or a ‘letter from your GP’

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/lateness-authorised-and-unauthorised-absence-school

http://www.leytonstoneschool.org/parents/attendance.html

NICE on why children can go to school with infections

http://cks.nice.org.uk/conjunctivitis-infective#!scenario

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