Epi Pen Policy

Epi-Pen Policy
Parents/Carers Responsibility
  • The child must have, in their possession, suitable and in-date medication for their condition.
  • The child must have a suitable carrier for their pen.
  • The parent/carer will remind their child on a regular basis of their need to refuse any food items which may be offered to them by another child.
  • The child will be provided by their parent/carer a suitable lunch and snacks to consume during their attendance at camp.
  • The parent/carer will be responsible for the transfer of medical information to the staff caring for their child. This will include causes, how to spot the symptoms and how to administer the medication.
  • The parent/carer will replace any used or out of date medication.
Kings Camps Responsibility
  • All staff will be given training on the use of an Epinephrine Auto-injector prior to the camp.
  • The staff will take reasonable steps to ensure the child does not eat any food items not prepared or approved by their parent or carer.
  • The staff will ensure the child’s medication is with them throughout the day
  • The staff will be able to identify any symptoms which are related to an allergy/reaction and will have the ability to administer the appropriate medication.
  • In the event of a reaction, the manager will contact the following in order of priority, providing relevant information
    1. Emergency Services – 999 (Paramedics will be provided information of the medication given).
    2. The child’s GP
    3. Parent/Carer or the Emergency Contacts if the parents are unavailable