Sick Children

Educating sick children

What if my child is sick or in hospital?

If your child is taken ill or has to go into hospital for some time, the LEA must still provide him or her with the education he or she needs. The LEA will try to make sure that the help, including extra help for special needs, provided for your child at home or in hospital is similar to that provided at his or her school.

The education your child gets in hospital will depend on what the illness is and how long he or she will be there. If the stay in hospital is likely to be a long one, the LEA may want to change your child's statement, if he or she has one. If your child is due to take exams or assessments, these can take place in the hospital.


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