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Children and young people with medical conditions are entitled to a full-time education and they have the same rights of admission to school as other children. In effect, this means that no child with a medical condition should be denied admission, or be prevented from taking up a place in school due to circumstances in relation to arrangements for their condition that have not been made.

Schools/settings therefore must ensure that the arrangements they put in place are sufficient to meet their statutory responsibilities and should ensure that policies, plans, procedures and systems are properly and effectively implemented to align with their wider safeguarding duties.