Professor Simon Dyson has authored a guide so that teachers will be better able to fulfil their legal duties in supporting children with sickle cell and thalassaemia at school. The guide can be downloaded here [pdf]

If you’re a parent or caregiver of a child with sickle cell or thalassaemia, we know you’ll want to be sure that your child is receiving the best possible support during the hours they are at school. Therefore, we’re asking for your help to make sure your child’s school is aware of the guide and using it. Can you spare a few minutes to get in touch with your child’s school and ask them if they’re using the guide? We’ve provided a sample letter below.

We’re interested to monitor whether or not schools are using the guide, so if you receive a response, please forward correspondence to Zoe Williams.