Allergy is a common condition in the UK and it is estimated that 5–8 % of children have a food allergy (Food Standards Agency 2015), and many have an allergy severe enough that they need to have access to emergency medication at all times. This is usually two adrenaline auto-injectors, i.e. Emerade, EpiPen or Jext and/or antihistamines.
Anaphylaxis Campaign have lots of information and training resources for schools and parents available on our website. Also if you have any concerns or questions please contact our helpline – 01252 542029, firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of our key campaigns is getting the law changed so spare adrenaline is available in all state schools. We anticipate this will come into effect later this year.
There have been two deaths in schools in the last 6 months which highlights the significance of good care in schools. One boy was 9 and one was 14;
- AllergyWise anaphylaxis training for schools – We have developed a range of courses to meet the needs of school staff who have responsibility for severely allergic children. These courses are designed to ensure that key staff in schools are fully aware of the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, how to provide emergency treatment and the implications for management of severely allergic children in school.
- Frequently asked questions in schools Factsheet
- If you work in education we have a section on our website specifically for you – access this here.
- We have very comprehensive online allergy training available for school staff– find out more here.
Advice for schools