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Please could you help me with Allergy Management for school-milk, eggs,nuts

(28 Posts)
Whelk Tue 16-Jul-13 11:32:23

dd2 starts school in September. She is allergic to CMP, eggs and all nuts.

We've had a meeting with the Head and her class teacher, which was positive and assured us that they've dealt with allergies before, staff are all epipen trained and epipens are kept in an accessible place. (They dealt well with dd1 (egg allergy, now outgrown).

We have spoken with the school nurse and the allergy specialist nurse who have provided the Emergency Action Plan produced by the hospital, which shows what to do if an allergic reaction occurs.

Dh and I and the school felt than an additional document 'How to make sure an allergic reaction doesn't occur' (or similar) is needed, so I had a stab at writing one.

I wanted to keep it simple so it could be kept in the register along with her picture saying she had allergies, and quick to read. I would love your views. its just below (I've called dd Bob!):

Bob Smith
Bob has severe (anaphylactic) allergies to All Nuts, Milk and Eggs.
To minimise risk of contact with her allergens all staff will seek to ensure that:
•Bob must only eat food provided from home in her packed lunch or ‘treat box’

•Bob must never eat food shared by another child/adult.

•Bob must never eat sweets, cakes etc provided by parents for birthdays and other occasions. Instead she can choose something from her ‘treat box.’

•Bob’s parents will provide food for parties or other occasions as required.

•School will request that parents do not include nuts and nut products in packed lunches, but this is almost impossible to enforce and should not create a false sense of security.

•Bob should not come into contact with nuts through arts and crafts or junk modelling, for example Autumn displays (conkers) or feeding animals (e.g. on school trips or bird food). Allergen free bird food and junk will be provided by Bob’s parents.

•All staff, (including lunchtime, supply staff and after-school activities staff) will be alerted to Bob’s allergy and will be trained in using epipens and emergency response. Two epipens will be accessible at all times and taken on all school trips.

•Bob’s parents are always happy to answer any questions, however small. Please do not hesitate to ask us anything.

I'm sure I've missed something so I'd be very grateful for your thoughts.

Whelk Fri 26-Jul-13 15:10:14

Thank you Miaow it will be at the front of the register.

babybarrister Sat 27-Jul-13 23:45:25

Anaphylaxis Campaign also have a lot of useful stuff on their website about these issues

Whelk Sun 28-Jul-13 17:51:59

Thanks babybarrister. Anaphylaxis campaign website was our starting point. It was incredibly helpful.

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