COVID guidelines to include SEND children with medically vulnerable children in mind

COVID guidelines to include SEND children with medically vulnerable children in mind

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Kayleigh rockell started this petition to Department of Education and

My daughter was born with Heterotaxy Syndrome. This means her internal organs are either missing, misplaced or misformed. 
this also means she was born with various congenital heart defects and a weak immune system. she has recently has open heart surgery whilst in lockdown where she had her fourth open heart surgery to remove endocarditis (infection of the inner lining of the heart) and to complete the fontan circulation.

As a family we started sheilding before lockdown even hit the UK as we had to make sure nothing got in the way of her open heart surgery as it was vital she had this operation.

since her surgery she has been hospitalised on various occasions during lockdown and has been tested for COVID a total of four times - that’s whilst we have been sheilding.

Having a medically vulnerable child in a global pandemic is the most horrific and awful experience and now she has started primary school this week. 

Sending a child into school who is clinically vulnerable where they will mix with over 100 children when even the common cold could potentially be life threatening to them ... do you think this is the best option for us parents with SEND children? 

we are being forced to choose between their mental and educational needs over their health needs and this is just not right. How do we choose the right option?

school pick up and drop off times are a minefield of parents gathering with their friends with no social distancing at all. How many of those families are A-symptomatic? “If you feel unwell do not come to the school grounds” ... ok.... but what if they don’t know they have the virus and my medically vulnerable child contracted the virus... then what?

>Bubbles of children need to be reduced to class bubbles only. If any virus is then distributed it will only be the class that then isolated for two weeks not an entire year group.

>medically vulnerable children to have individual Covid risk assessments included in their care plans and adhered to 

>SEND parents to be made aware of any potential virus in the school class or year group and they can then choose to pull their child immediately until the test results are back as negative 

>Face coverings need to be mandatory on school grounds for parents

>Pick up and drop off times are to be booked in with teachers personally or at staggered timings to restrict the influx of adults picking up children 

Don’t forget about our disabled children.

”ONLY THE VULNERABLE WILL BE AT RISK... your ‘only’ is my EVERYTHING”

 

 

 

 

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