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Welfare Reqs. Administering Medicines - Childminders


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Does anyone have clarification regarding the administering of Calpol with parental permission? the guidance states on page 26 that settings should only accept medicines prescribed by a doctor. Does this mean no more calpol for teething babies??

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Looks like you don't have the revised standards from May 08 they state..............

 

Medicines should not usually be administered unless they have been prescribed for that child by a

doctor, dentist, nurse or pharmacist. Non-prescription medication e.g. pain and fever relief or teething

gel may be administered, but only with the prior written consent of the parent and only when there

is a health reason to do so. A child under 16 should never be given medicines containing aspirin

unless it has been prescribed for that child by a doctor. It is for the provider to arrange who should

administer medicines, either on a voluntary basis or as part of a contract of employment.

 

Inge

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Looks like you don't have the revised standards from May 08 they state..............

You can download the new statutory framework (National Strategies were advising that setting leaders/managers need to order a new copy - mine came through within a few days) but there is also a sheet which lists all the changes (someone else uploaded it but I've attached it again for ease).

 

Maz

EYFS_table_of_changes_May_2008.doc

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we questioned this as well as and we were told as long as we have written perission as we always had we can still give calpol etc if we see its really needed otherwise we can be accused of neglect

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