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To ensure that Beaufort Secondary College provides appropriate support to students with health care needs.
To explain to Beaufort Secondary College parents, carers, staff and students the processes and procedures in place to support students with health care needs at school.
This policy applies to:
This policy should be read with Beaufort Secondary College’s First Aid, Administration of Medication, Anaphylaxis and Asthma policies.
Student health support planning
In order to provide appropriate support to students at Beaufort Secondary College who may need medical care or assistance, a Student Health Support Plan will be prepared by Student Wellbeing Coordinator in consultation with the student, their parents, carers and treating medical practitioners.
Student Health Support plans help our school to assist students with:
Students with complex medical care needs, for example, tracheostomy care, seizure management or tube feeding, must have a Student Health Support Plan which provides for appropriate staff to undertake specific training to meet the student’s particular needs.
At enrolment or when a health care need is identified, parents/carers should provide accurate information about the student’s condition or health care needs, ideally documented by the student’s treating medical/health care practitioner on a Medical Advice Form (or relevant equivalent).
Beaufort Secondary College may invite parents and carers to attend a Student Support Group meeting to discuss the contents of a student’s Health Support Plan and assistance that the student may need at school or during school activities.
Where necessary, Beaufort Secondary College may also request consent from parents and carers to consult with a student’s medical practitioners, to assist in preparing the plan and ensure that appropriate staff understand the student’s needs. Consultation with the student’s medical practitioner will not occur without parent/carer consent unless required or authorised by law.
Student Health Support Plans will be reviewed:
Management of confidential medical information
Confidential medical information provided to Beaufort Secondary College to support a student will be:
This policy will be communicated to our school community in the following ways:
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