Health conditions in education settings: supporting children and young people

This information helps education providers to meet their requirements and provide a learning environment that is inclusive of students with health conditions.

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  • Boards
  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • All Early Learning Services
  • Educators, Teachers and Kaiako
  • Parents, Caregivers and Whānau
  • External Agencies

Education providers are required to deliver an inclusive education and abide by The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights.

Guidance on health conditions in education settings

This guidance helps schools and early learning services to support children and young people with health conditions. 

Note: This guidance is currently in the process of being updated.

Schools and The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights

The Code protects all consumers, whatever their age, who use health and disability services. Services covered by the Code include doctors and nurses, as well as counsellors and providers of disability services.

Schools who provide health services, including counselling to their students need to take reasonable steps to ensure their students receive the appropriate care.

Schools who provide support to students with disabilities or learning support needs may also be seen as providing disability services under the Code.

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