Allergies and Asthma in Tasmanian Government Schools
Did you know?
The Department of Education has processes in place to manage the needs of children who suffer from allergies and asthma.
Where to start
- If your child has asthma and/or an allergy, you should discuss this with your child’s teacher.
- If your child has a severe allergy and is at risk of anaphylaxis you should notify the school at enrolment, or as soon as a diagnosis is made.
For you and your child
- Every student who is known to be at risk of anaphylaxis should have an Anaphylaxis Action Plan completed by their medical practitioner before your child starts school or as soon as the condition is diagnosed.
- You will need to have discussions with the school, including your child’s teacher, about the management of your child’s needs.
What to expect from your school
- An individual Anaphylaxis Management Plan will be developed by the school in consultation with you and health professionals, who may need to provide professional learning and management support to the school.
- The Anaphylaxis Action Plan and the Anaphylaxis Management Plan will then be held and displayed at the school as appropriate.
- The Asthma Foundation of Tasmania works in close collaboration with schools to develop asthma-active and anaphylaxis-active schools.
Where can I get more information?
- Talk to your child’s teacher and principal.
- Visit the Department Health and Human Services website: www.dhhs.tas.gov.au
- Visit Asthma Foundation of Tasmania: www.asthmatas.org.au
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