Children’s Health

My child is ill

Should my child go to school today?

You may have already seen a health professional about your child, but it is important to seek further advice if:

  • you feel that your child is worse than when you previously sought advice
  • you are more worried about your child than when you previously sought advice
  • you are concerned that you are unable to look after your child

If you do keep your child at home, it’s important to phone the school or nursery on the first day. Let them know that they won’t be in and give them the reason.  If your child is well enough to go to school but has an infection that could be passed on, such as a cold sore or head lice, let their teacher know.

Parenting Information and advice

My child’s immunisations

Children with complex needs

Relationship support for parents & children

Barnados: Advice and support for parents

Change4life: Healthier lifestyle choices for your family

Gingerbread: Lone parent help and advice

Contact: For parents with disabled children

Relate: Advice on parenting teens

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