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First Aid in Schools


Schools should keep a record of any first aid treatment given by first aiders and appointed persons. This should include:
  • the date, time and place of incident
  • the name (and class) of the injured or ill person
  • details of the injury/illness and what first aid was given
  • what happened to the person immediately afterwards (for example went home, resumed normal duties, went back to class, went to hospital)
  • name and signature of the first aider or person dealing with the incident.

Notifying parents/ carers:

In an emergency, the headteacher/teacher in charge should have procedures for contacting the child’s parent/guardian/named contact as soon as possible. It is also good practice to report all serious or significant incidents to the parents eg by sending a letter home with the child, or telephoning the parents.