Schools and Children’s Education and Care project
The National Allergy Strategy has engaged with key stakeholders to develop national minimum standards for the prevention and management of anaphylaxis in Schools and Children’s Education and Care (CEC).
Australia is a leader in its approach to the prevention and management of anaphylaxis in Schools and CEC. However, a review of policies and guidelines across Australian states and territories indicated that developing minimum standards and supporting resources would help to reduce inconsistencies in anaphylaxis prevention and management.
Based on stakeholder engagement, this project will initially develop Best Practise Guidelines for the prevention and managment of anaphylaxis in schools and children's education and care (CEC) services. Supporting resources will also be developed to help support the school and CEC sectors in implementing the Best Practise Guidelines.
Three key phases of consultation have been undertaken:
Phase 1 – Engagement with key schools and CEC stakeholders
Phase 2 – Engagement with schools and CEC staff and parents/care givers via national online surveys
Phase 3 – Final key schools and CEC stakeholder engagement
The Best Practise Guidelines and supporting resources will be launched in August 2021.
Image: Attendees of the minimum standards for schools and CEC stakeholder meeting held in Sydney in February 2020.
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