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Schools and Children’s Education and Care project

Project overview

The National Allergy Strategy has engaged with key stakeholders to develop national minimum standards for the prevention and management of anaphylaxis in Schools and Children’s Education and Care (CEC).

Australia is a leader in its approach to the prevention and management of anaphylaxis in Schools and CEC. However, a review of policies and guidelines across Australian states and territories indicated that developing minimum standards and supporting resources would help to reduce inconsistencies in anaphylaxis prevention and management.

This project aims to encourage the implementation of consistent anaphylaxis minimum standards across all Australian schools and CEC services. Supporting resources have been developed to help support the school and CEC sectors in implementing the minimum standards.

Three key phases of consultation were undertaken:

Phase 1 – Engagement with key schools and CEC stakeholders 

Phase 2 – Engagement with schools and CEC staff and parents/care givers via national online surveys

Phase 3 – Final key schools and CEC stakeholder engagement

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Image: Attendees of the minimum standards for schools and CEC stakeholder meeting held in Sydney in February 2020.

For further information

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National Allergy Strategy Rationale

Allergic diseases have become an increasingly important chronic disease and public health issue in Australia and other developed countries over the last two decades, contributing to increased demand for medical services, significant economic cost of care and reduced quality of life of people with allergic diseases and their carers.

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Lead organisations

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Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is the leading medical organisation for allergy in Australia. 

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Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is the leading patient support organisation for allergy in Australia. 

The National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health for the following projects:
Food allergy prevention | 250K Youth Project | Food service | Drug allergy | Shared Care Model

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