Caithness mum wants allergy emergency law for schools and nurseries

According to BBC, a Highland mum campaigning to make allergy training a legal requirement for staff in schools and nurseries believes the move could save lives.

Catrina Drummond’s three-year-old son Lewis had a severe reaction to cow’s milk last year.

At present, the Scottish government says children’s individual care plans are the responsibility of their care-giving institution.

Its guidance is that staff should be allergy-trained if any pupils are at risk of anaphylaxis – a life-threatening allergic reaction – but this is not a legal requirement.

Catrina created her own petition for Scotland which she lodged in November.

Allergy expert Dr Hazel Gowland thinks making training a legal requirement would help manage instances of extreme reactions.

Read full article here Caithness mum wants allergy emergency law for schools and nurseries

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