Schools ‘failing to provide epilepsy support’

A number of schools across England are breaking the law because they do not provide support to children with epilepsy, a charity has warned. Carol Long, chief executive of Young Epilepsy said it is “deeply concerning” that schools are not complying with legislation. A report published by Young Epilepsy found that more than half of children with medical conditions, including epilepsy, are not receiving the support they are entitled to. Under the Children and Families Act 2014, state schools in England are legally required to support children with medical conditions such as epilepsy. Read more.

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