Schools ‘must support’ children with diabetes

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A CHARITY is urging people in Hampshire to help improve care in schools for children with diabetes by taking part in a government consultation.

Diabetes UK is encouraging people to help in the consultation on how children with the condition should be supported in school.

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

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

Further information about the consultation, including Diabetes UK’s view of it, is available at