Medical referrals

Guidance for medical referrals, emotionally based school absence and pregnancy.

All children, regardless of circumstances should receive a good education.

The local authority has a responsibility to provide suitable full-time education (or as much education as the child's health condition allows) for children of compulsory school age, who, because of health reasons, would otherwise not receive a suitable education. 

Schools should make appropriate referrals to the local authority including relevant medical advice, if available.​

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