There are occasions when there will be a need to provide intimate care for children who have specific needs. The Blacklow Brow Intimate Care Policy and Guidelines regarding children have been developed to safeguard children and staff. They apply to everyone involved in the intimate care of children. Disabled children can be especially vulnerable. Staff involved with their intimate care need to be sensitive to their individual needs.

Intimate care may be defined as any activity required to meet the personal care needs of each individual child. Parents have a responsibility to advise staff of the intimate care needs of their child, and staff have a responsibility to work in partnership with children and parents.

Intimate care can include:

  • Feeding
  • Oral care
  • Washing
  • Dressing/undressing
  • Toileting
  • Menstrual Care
  • Photographs
  • Treatments such as enemas, suppositories, enteral feeds
  • Catheter and stoma care
  • Supervision of a child involved in intimate self-care

Medical Conditions Policy

It is necessary for schools to have in a place a robust practice where pupils medical conditions are concerned. The Medical Conditions Guidance of September 2014 highlights what schools must do in order to provide appropriate provision for medical conditions. For information on this, please click the link below:

Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions