A child or student’s health and wellbeing are tied to their ability to learn. The department aims to ensure the best educational outcomes for all children and students by providing support to their health and wellbeing needs.
Health care plans specify the arrangements and staff training necessary to help children with health conditions attend school or preschool.
The general health information (DOC 48KB) document is a basic health care plan. A treating health professional and parent or guardian should complete the plan for a student who may require added care or supervision. Other documents are available below for more specific health care needs.
The health support planning in education and children’s services (PDF 478KB) document helps education and childcare workers to plan safe, reasonable and consistent health support in partnership with families and health professionals.
Acquired brain injury (ABI)
Allergy and anaphylaxis
All information and resources for allergy and anaphylaxis, including health care plans, can be found at the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) website.
Children with high blood glucose
Children with low blood glucose
Eating and drinking care
Epilepsy and seizures
Infestation, including head lice
These documents are not for use for intranasal midazolam or adrenaline auto-injector.
Medication authority (DOC 65KB)
Multiple medication authority (DOC 96KB) (for use when four or more medications are prescribed to an individual)
Medication log (General Use) (PDF 72KB)
Medication log for Family Day Care (DOC 130KB)
Transfer and positioning
Department staff can access more information about health support training and resources on the DECD Intranet (staff login required).
Visit sa.gov.au for more details about:
- first aid and medical emergency
- support for students with complex health needs or disability
- mental health and education – children
- counselling in schools
- healthy eating
- hot weather
- school dental service.
Disability Policy and Programs
Phone: 8226 1769
Email: decd.specialeducation [at] sa.gov.au