Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia: A Guide to School Policy (English Version)
This booklet has been produced based on research examining the experiences of young people with sickle cell disorder in schools in England. An important part of school inclusiveness is recognizing the importance of offering care to young people with long-standing illness, particularly since a major part of childhood is spent in attending school. The 1974 Health & Safety at Work Act places a duty upon education employers to ensure the health and safety of pupils. Part of this responsibility is to have a health and safety policy that includes supporting pupils with medical conditions. Pupils with sickle cell disorder or beta-thalassaemia major come under this legislation and guidance.
An open education resource available at: www.sicklecellanaemia.org
Citation : Dyson, S. (2011) Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia: A Guide to School Policy (English Version).
Research Group : Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell
Research Institute : Institute for Allied Health Sciences Research
Peer Reviewed : Yes