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To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of schools attended by children with diabetes do not have a policy for (a) advising staff how to supervise blood glucose monitoring (BGM); (b) how to carry out BGM; (c) how to supervise the taking of medication; and (d) how to give medication; and what action they will take to improve the position. [HL135]
Guidance issued in 2005 by the department jointly with the Department of Health, entitled Managing Medicines in Schools and Early Years Settings, specifically addresses the issue of what schools can do to help children with diabetes and other medical conditions. The guidance encourages schools to develop policies on managing medicines and supporting pupils with medical needs. It also encourages schools to draw up, in consultation with parents and medical professionals, individual health care plans for children with medical needs.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what lump sum and annual pension Mrs Sharon Shoesmith, former director of children services for the London Borough of Haringey, would be entitled to receive if she resigned today; and what capital sum would be required today to buy the equivalent pension rights, including an unlimited index-linked pension for life, from a private sector pension provider. [HL56]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families (Baroness Morgan of Drefelin): Application of pension entitlement principles in individual cases is a matter for the employer concerned, in this case the London Borough of Haringey.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families (Baroness Morgan of Drefelin): Provisional information from the database of teacher records shows that, in 2006, 16 per cent of full-time regular teachers in nursery and primary schools were male. The figure for secondary schools is 43 per cent.
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families (Baroness Morgan of Drefelin): The department does not collect this information. However, the latest annual survey undertaken by the School Food Trust reports average costs across all authorities as follows:
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