A Survey Report on Supporting Pupils with Medication Needs

Date published: 30 June 2014

Type: Surveys / Evaluations
Organisational phase: Post-primary, Primary, Special Education

This report was commissioned by the Department of Education (DE) to find out if the guidance issued to schools for medication was sufficient and appropriate and if any improvements were necessary. 


The report is based on a variety of evidence, including questionnaires to selected schools and parents, and discussion of current practice across a sample of mainstream and special schools. The report highlights the value of the medication guidance to schools and concludes with a small number of recommendations for schools and policy-makers. The Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) carried out the survey in February 2014.