School can be a tricky place for a child with eczema. There are many things that can trigger eczema in the school environment and children can be bullied because their skin is different. It may be difficult for them to participate in all school activities and their concentration levels in class may be short due to sleepless nights and feeling itchy and sore.
Some children with eczema miss many school days due to infection, hospital appointments and skin flares.
We work with schools to help them understand the impact of eczema on a child or young person and what a school can do to help. We also support parents/carers when their child is struggling at school. We can help a family identify small changes that could be made at school to make a big difference to their child’s ability to learn and participate.
How we support schools and parents/carers:
- Practical resources for families and schools
- School workshops for primary school classes* (online and in person)
- Continued Professional Development for secondary school staff
If you have a child with eczema in your school please signpost their family to us. If you would like leaflets for your school or to talk about an eczema workshop please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07366 140326.
* Due to the pandemic, all our workshops are currently online. Once normal activity resumes we will offer face to face workshops, as well as online, in the areas where we have staff employed.