Illness Policy

Parents agree to keep their child/children at home or seek alternative care arrangements for the following condition:

Pain- any complaints of unexplained or undiagnosed pain.
Fever (100f/38.3°C or higher)
Sore throat or trouble swallowing.
Headache or stiff neck.
Unexplained diarrhea or loose stool combined with nausea, vomiting or abdominal cramps. The child will be kept at home until all symptoms have stopped.
Nausea or vomiting.
Sever itching of body and scalp.
Known or suspected communicable diseases.
IT IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THE CHILD HOME IMMEDIATELY IF HE/SHE IS AT SCHOOL WITH THESE SYMPTOMS.

It is the ultimate responsibility of the parent to care for the ill child.

It is important that parents must inform the school within 24 hours of a diagnosis of a serious illness or contagious disease. This is to protect the other children who attend Amaano Boarding.

Parents must return the child only if the child has fully recovered from their illness, with 24 hours notice prior to return. We reserve the right to ask for written confirmation from the family doctor depending on the illness/disease.

MEDICATIONS:

Prescription medications will only be given to s child in care with the following conditions:

Parents have given written permission to the Head teacher with full instructions to dosage and times to administer medication.
All prescribed medications must have the Child’s name on the prescription bottle.
Non-prescription medications will be administered as per recommended dosages on the medicine bottle.
CARE OF A SICK CHILD AND NOTIFICATION OF PARENTS

When a child becomes ill, the school will make the child feel secure and comfortable. Arrange a quiet place for them to rest and will be closely supervised.

The parents will be notified immediately about their child’s illness to arrange them to be collected.

Date: 06/05/14

This policy will be reviewed yearly.

Signed by

Dr. Abdisamed Ahmed

Head teacher