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Please see also Getting it Right for Every Child Section (GIRFEC), thePlay and Risk section, the Playwork Principles section and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) section.

It is very important that services are informed of any allergies a child has as well as any medication they require. Services should ask for written consent to administer and store medication. Parents must ensure that any forms or permissions are completed. Staff may need to undergo specific training in the storage and administration if medication, therefore you must always ask the service if staff have done so.

Many children are rightly encouraged to manage their own conditions as much as they can, knowing what food or situation to avoid and how to self-administer medication. However, this does not mean that the service is not informed and is kept aware of the child's needs, and even adults might not be aware that certain recipes contain potentially adverse ingredients.

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