This guide provides schools and local education authorities (LEAs) with practical information and suggestions on ways of supporting children and young people living with HIV. It addresses schools' concerns about HIV and sets out some simple ways in which a school can provide a supportive environment for infected and affected children. This is addressed as part of the pastoral support that schools already provide, which includes all pupils with health needs.The guide is written for LEAs and schools (for example, maintained nursery, primary, secondary and special schools, and pupil referral units), the staff who work in them - including LEA personnel, governors and headteachers - and external bodies who have regular contact with schools. It will also be of use to those operating in other educational settings (non-maintained schools) and those providing services to children, such as youth workers and early years practitioners.This guide has been developed in consultation with a number of schools, local authorities, parents and young people living with HIV.
UK. National Children's Bureau, Children and Young People HIV Network
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