DIABETES UK is urging people in Hampshire to help improve care in schools for children with diabetes by taking part in a Government consultation on how children with the condition should be supported.

The consultation has been launched following the publication of draft guidance into what all schools will be expected to do from September 2014 to support children with medical conditions such as asthma, epilepsy and Type 1 diabetes.

This follows the decision by the Government last September to amend the Children and Families Bill so that it includes a legal obligation for schools to support children with long-term health conditions.

For further information about the Government’s consultation, including what Diabetes UK thinks about it, visit the Diabetes UK website at diabetes.org.uk/make-the-grade.