Dispensing and Storage of Medicines 

When school staff are asked to give children medication they should be given in accordance with written instructions from the parents of the prescribing doctor.  Such drugs will be stored safely were children cannot have access to them. 

The written request to administer medicine must include the product name, dosage, strength and intervals for the medicine. 

The school has a proforma which must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian for the administration of medicines.  The school will keep a record of these in a log book.

The only exception to the above is for inhaled therapies for asthma where the children are entrusted with their own medical management.  Where parents have indicated that they wish their children to carry and use his/her prescribed inhaled preparations, they will be allowed to do so.