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Supporting learners with healthcare needs

This statutory guidance provides advice on supporting learners with healthcare needs to governing bodies and local authorities.

Many learners will have a short-term healthcare need at some point which may affect their participation in educational activities. Other learners may have significant or long-term healthcare needs affecting their cognitive or physical abilities, their behaviour or emotional state.

This guidance emphasises the need for a collaborative approach from education and health professionals, placing the learner at the centre of decision making.

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