The Department has processes in place in Tasmanian Government schools to manage the needs of children who experience 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.
- Students with asthma should have an Asthma 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.
- You will need to provide the school with any medication needed to treat your child’s asthma/anaphylaxis as well as a completed Authorisation to administer Student Medication
What to expect from your school
- An individual Anaphylaxis Management Plan will be developed by the school in consultation with you and health professionalswhen an adjustment is required for your child’s medical condition
- The Anaphylaxis Action Plan will then be held and displayed at the school as appropriate, and relevant staff will be informed of your child’s individual asthma/anaphylaxis needs
- The school will use the information you have provided when planning class activities and excursions to ensure your child’s needs are met during these activities