Two members of the Paediatric Continence Forum, ERIC and Bladder & Bowel UK have published new guidance for school leaders, proprietors, governors, staff and practitioners. The document provides best practice regarding bladder and bowel issues and toileting in schools.
The guidance is supported by a short film and provides clear, concise guidance for school leaders, proprietors, governors, staff and practitioners. Topics covered include:
- How to promote good bladder and bowel health in schools
- Hygiene standards / provision of school toilets
- Managing incontinence in schools
- National legislation for the four countries of the UK
- Continence policy and care plans (sample policy and plan are provided)
Read the guidance: Managing Bladder and Bowel Issues in Nurseries, Schools and Colleges
The Paediatric Continence Forum are taking part in the National Bladder and Bowel Health Project, which is supported by the Clinical and Product Assurance (CaPA) team of NHS Supply Chain. The project aims to improve continence care across the whole health and care system that is being led by NHS England.
The Paediatric Forum’s Children’s Continence Commissioning Guide was featured in last winter’s edition of the Association for Continence Advice newsletter.
The article gives an overview of the guide and encourages readers to make commissioners aware of it. The article also explains some of the work that the PCF does in identifying areas of poor commissioning and reaching out to the MPs from those areas.
Read the Children’s Continence Commissioning Guide’s feature in the ACA newsletter here.