Survey for diabetic children aid in schools

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FAMILIES in Hampshire are being asked to take part in a consultation on how children with diabetes should be supported in schools.

The consultation has been launched following the publication of draft government guidance into what all schools will be expected to do from September this year, to support children with medical conditions such as asthma, epilepsy and Type 1 diabetes.

Charity Diabetes UK is urging people to respond to the six-week consultation.

Jill Steaton, south east regional manager, said: ‘This consultation offers a huge opportunity to help ensure all children are able to fully participate in their education, both here in Hampshire and across the country.

‘At the moment, some parents and carers are telling us that their children are being refused help with their insulin or are refused a snack to help treat low blood sugar levels.

To take part in the consultation, go to the following link:

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