21 October 2019
The charities have produced practical information for nurseries, schools and colleges giving advice on:
how to promote good bladder and bowel health
hygiene standards and provision of toilets
national legislation for the four countries of the UK
continence policy and care plans.
The guidance has been produced in response to requests from families, schools and health care professionals and is available as downloadable resources and a short film.
Continence conditions are among the most common health issues affecting children - in excess of 900,000 children in the UK suffer bowel and bladder difficulties. Growing numbers of children are also starting school still wearing nappies and this places a huge burden on teachers both in time and resources.
Juliette Rayner, CEO of ERIC, said:
“We hope this guidance will raise awareness of the prevalence and range of different continence conditions, encourage positive action between school and home whilst providing information and strategies for preventing and managing bladder and bowel conditions in educational settings.”