Managing allergies and anaphylaxis in schools and preschools: a collaborative partnership“It is essential that all early childhood centres schools and schools are prepared to provide care for children at risk of severe allergic reactions. This necessitates having systems in place to ensure all staff know the children at risk, and that staff can recognise the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction and know what to do.” Dr Jan Sinclair, Paediatric Immunologist, Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland.
Allergy New Zealand has developed guidelines and compiled resources to assist parents and caregivers, educators and school staff, and health professionals, to put these systems in place.
The three key objectives are to:
The Ministry of Education has recently launched a Guide to Allergies on the TKI website.
Allergy Awareness Week 12–18 May 2019
Resources for Schools and Early Childhood Services
Schools and ECEs are encouraged to support children with food allergy through activities to raise awareness and understanding. The resources below have been developed by our wonderful National Volunteer Network – please use them.
Go here for resources for Allergy Awareness Week, including: