Medical Statement of Consent
TRIP PARTICIPATION & THE MEDICAL STATEMENT OF CONSENT
Prior to making an application or registering for a place on a trip, a parent/carer is asked to read the following:
By making an application or registering for a place on a trip, a parent is confirming that they have read and fully accept the medical statement of consent including their responsibilities, their child’s responsibilities and that permission is given for all scenarios and decisions as described in the below statement, including confirmation that their child is in good health and capable of participating in the activities of the given trip.
The Medical Statement of Consent
- The parent/carer confirms that the school has the most up-to-date information about their child’s medical and well-being needs.
- The parent/carer consents to any necessary medical treatment (which might include (and is not limited to) the use of anaesthetics, blood transfusion and/or significant medical treatment) in the event of an accident or illness during said trip.
- Should their child require any medication to be administered during the trip, the parent/carer will ensure it is given to the First Aider on the trip along with the Medication Consent Form (available to download from the school website - Medical Protocols) and clear instructions on administration. The parent/carer takes full responsibility for ensuring that any medication given to the First Aider is in-date and in its original packaging. Any prescribed medication will include the pharmacy label with their child’s name, instructions for administration, dosage and storage clearly labelled and legible.
- With the exception of prescribed medication*,the parent/carer understands that their child is not permitted to and will not carry any medication on their persons.
It is a parent’s responsibility to contact the School Health and Welfare Officers to discuss any medical concerns/needs or medication for their child whilst on a school trip.
*It is essential that medical are made aware of any prescribed medication and any requests to administer such medication are made in advance of the trip.
It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that the school is notified in writing if any of the above information changes.
Students are unable to participate in a trip without this consent in place.
GENERAL TRAVEL ADVICE
The school will monitor the latest travel advice, including any destination country’s entry restrictions and/or requirements which may change with little warning, and will notify parents of the latest updates.