First Aid Room

First Aid Room

Our First Aid room is situated in the main Student Support Centre in college. It is open daily from 8.30 am until 4 pm, Monday to Thursday, and 3.30 pm on Friday.

Linda Birchenough is the Health and Well Being Officer, and is available to support students, who become ill, or sustain injuries during the college day.

Please note that students in Year 7 and 8, will need to be collected by a parent/carer if they are leaving school due to illness or injury.

Older students may take themselves home, following assessment and with parental/carer consent. Please ensure we have current contact details.

In addition to our First Aid room facilities, we have a team of First Aid trained staff throughout the college to attend to any emergencies.

 

Medication in School

Due to Leicestershire County Council regulations, Beauchamp is not allowed to provide any medication whatsoever for students; this includes Paracetamol.

We are able to store students' essential prescribed or non-prescribed medicines in the first aid room with parental/carer consent. Please discuss this with the Health and Well Being Officer, Linda Birchenough.

 

STUDENTS WITH SEVERE ALLERGIES

Students who have severe allergies must have an Action Plan agreed by their G.P. or Hospital Consultant in place. All students who require prescribed Epinephrine/Adrenaline to treat a severe allergic reaction must carry their own Epi/Jext Pen at all times, and parents/carers are required to provide a spare pen for emergency use.

Whilst we will remind parents/carers of expiry dates of any medication, it is their responsibility to ensure that replacements are provided promptly.

Staff throughout college are trained to administer Epi/Jext pens to students in emergency situations.

 

STUDENTS WITH DIABETES

Care plans for any students with diabetes are agreed with parents/carers and the diabetes health professionals. Students are able to store spare snacks and medications in the first aid room and are able to use the room if needed to administer their insulin. Staff are advised of the procedures to support students in school/classes to ensure their safety and well-being.

 

Counselling/MINDFULNESS

Students are able to receive counselling, or mindfulness sessions in college and may self-refer or be referred by a teacher, parent/carer or other member of staff. Parental/carer consent is required for students in years, 7, 8 and 9.

 

Counselling Helps

Counselling or mindfulness can help in many different circumstances, including relationship difficulties, poor self-esteem, bereavement, depression and stress. Further information and referral forms are available from the Health and Well Being Officer, or Student Support Staff.

 

School Nurse Service

School nurses are experienced qualified nurses, mainly with specialist children’s nurse qualification and/or school nurse degree.

 

School Nurse

Each cluster of schools will have their own school nurse, and the nurse team will come into college to see students as appropriate.
The school nurse supports students, parents and carers with any health related issues.

 

school nurse team

South Wigston Health Centre, 80 Blaby Road, Wigston, LE18 4SE.

Their key roles are:

Young people can be referred to the school nurse by themselves, parents or professionals.
The contact number for the school nurse team is 0116 215 3242.

The school nurse team offer a confidential text health service for young people and for parents.

Chat Health text service for young people 07520 615387.

(Parental/carer guidance advised for young people under 14, due to content)

Chat Health text service for parents 07520 615382

HEALTHFORTEENS.CO.UK has comprehensive health information and advice for young people

(Parental/carer guidance advised for young people under 14, due to content)

 

College Based Health Services Information for Parents

Young people need and are entitled to access health information and advice.

This is provided in college by trained professionals, including the School Nurses and the Health and Well Being Officer. Students are provided with a service that they can trust and are happy to attend, which encourages them to take an active and responsible role in their own health and well-being. In the longer term, this allows them to develop the skills needed to make informed choices and decisions about their own lifestyles.

College based services can give your son or daughter, another adult, other than family members to talk to, confidentially, about any health concerns or other worries. All the workers are trained professionals and any advice and support given will be unbiased and non-judgemental.

There are occasions when students will share information with us, that raises concern or where we feel the young person is at risk of serious harm. In these instances, we may need to pass this information on to others as appropriate, but this would always be discussed with the student first.

We are committed to providing specialised information, support and guidance in relation to the health and well-being of all our students. We have a duty of care to provide or signpost age appropriate services to young people about sexual health and relationships. 

Leicestershire Sexual Health Services, hold termly drop in sessions in college, for age appropriate students to access advice and guidance on sexual health and relationships.

You are welcome to discuss any of the college based services with the Health and Well Being Officer, Linda Birchenough, 0116 272 9138.

 

 

 

 

Health Contact


Linda Birchenough
Health & Wellbeing Officer