Diabetes care at West Wickham school receives top award

PUBLISHED: 13:51 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:51 03 May 2017

The school is leading the way for supporting children with Type One diabetes

The school is leading the way for supporting children with Type One diabetes

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Seven schools in the capital won the award

A West Wickham school is one of a handful from across the capital to be rewarded for its and support children and young people living with Type 1 diabetes.

Pickhurst Junior Academy in Pickhurst Lane, earnt the title of “Good Diabetes Care in School” award from Diabetes UK.

The school was chosen by an assessment panel which included parents and representatives from Diabetes UK. It has been recognised for the support it provides in delivering effective diabetes care and management.

Mrs Suzanne Williams, administrator at the school, said: “We take our responsibility to provide children with Type 1 diabetes with the support and care they need to manage their condition safely in school very seriously.

“We have worked closely with students, parents, specialist professionals and school staff to ensure that the right care is in place - and that children and young people with Type 1 diabetes have the same opportunities as their peers.”

Roz Rosenblatt, London Head for Diabetes UK, said: “We want all schools in London to follow this example. Good care in schools means that children and young people with diabetes stay healthy and get the best from their education. The fact that they are doing such a fantastic job of supporting students with Type 1 diabetes shows that good care is achievable in all schools.”

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