Towers School and Sixth Form Centre will not give any medication (prescribed or non-prescribed) to a child under 18 without a parent’s written consent except in exceptional circumstances under direction of a medical professional.
Towers School and Sixth Form Centre only accept prescribed medicines if these are in-date, labelled, provided in the original container as dispensed by a pharmacist and include instructions for administration, dosage and storage. The exception to this is insulin, which must still be in date, but will generally be available to schools inside an insulin pen or a pump, rather than in its original container.
Towers school and Sixth Form Centre only accept non-prescribed medicines if these are in-date, labelled, provided in the original container as purchased, and include instructions for administration, dosage and storage.
In all cases it is necessary to check:
• Name of child
• Name of medicine
• Written instructions provided by prescriber
• Expiry date
A Parental Agreement for School to Store/Administer Medicine Consent Form must be completed and signed by the parent / carer.