Epilepsy And Education In Schools
That this House notes that epilepsy is a serious neurological condition, which affects more than half a million people in the UK; further notes that epilepsy can develop in all ages soit is important to tackle the issue from an early age so that children with epilepsy can get the right support to develop a healthy and successful life; further notes the work of organisations such as the Joint Epilepsy Council, Young Epilepsy and Epilepsy Action to raise awareness for the need forbetter education for epilepsy pupils; further notes that 60,000 young people with epilepsy are in education with an average of five students per secondary school; believes that teachers and staff should receive training to help them understand the complexity of the condition and ensure that these children get the appropriate care and teaching at school; and calls on the Government to ensure that there is an action plan for young people with epilepsy and related conditions.
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