A new Schools Allergy Code has been launched to help protect pupils who suffer from potentially fatal allergies.
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Food allergies will affect one or two children in an average class of 30, but there is little guidance on managing these and inconsistent practice across schools.

The code has been published through a collaboration between the Benedict Blythe Foundation, the national charity the Allergy Team, and the Independent Schools’ Bursars Association.

The code of practice is a free resource and offers a checklist for schools, covering areas such as awareness, emergency response protocol, training, and school policies.

Schools that want to demonstrate their commitment to good allergy management can also apply to join a register held by the Allergy Team. For this, they will be assessed and awarded a trust mark if they meet the criteria set out in the code.

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