There are a variety of illnesses and infections that can affect young people during childhood and adolescence. To reduce this risk, it is important to maintain effective personal hygiene (including hand washing), and to ensure your child’s vaccinations are up to date. The immunisation schedule and additional information can be found under the ‘immunisations’ section within the website.
As well as ensuring your child is looked after and treated effectively, on occasion it may be necessary to keep your child off school to prevent the spread of infection. The guidance for individual conditions are explored below, or can be viewed in an easy access table.