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 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*
- Workshops for teachers*
If you have a child with eczema in your school please signpost their family to us, or get in touch if you would like to make an informal referral (we need the parent/carer to have consented to this). If you would like leaflets for your school or to talk about an eczema workshop please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone our office on 01506 840 395.
*please not that we are a small charity and providing our school workshops depends on funding. We strive to offer this UK-wide but sometimes capacity restricts our ability to do this.