Children’s OfficerCaroline
Designated Liaison Person (DLP)​Paula

Guidelines for Emergency medication


  • Be aware of any special medical or dietary requirements of players as indicated on the medical consent/registration forms or as informed by parents/guardians.
  • Be willing to keep the necessary and emergency medication of players in a safe and accessible place in accordance with the wishes and permission of the parents/guardians.
  • Do not administer medication or medical aid unless you are willing to do so and have received the necessary training to administer such aid.
  • If agreed written consent should be received from parents to administer the emergency medication provided by them.
  • Ensure they will present at all times with the child during the session. Best practice is for two willing and trained club coaches/helpers to be present.
  • Always inform parents/guardians if their child has been injured or becomes unwell at games or training.


  • Complete and return the annual registration/permission and medical consent forms for their child’s participation in the Club.


  • Inform the Coaches, and any other relevant Club personnel, of any changes in their child’s medical or dietary requirements prior to coaching sessions, games or other activities.
  • Provide their child with required medication or medical aids or pass them to the coach at the start of each session.
  • If coaches are willing to administer medication or medical aids the parents must organise training and sign a consent form.
  • Be willing to attend coaching sessions, games and or activities if the child is unable to administer medication themselves or if the coach is unwilling.

Guidelines are taken and adapted from “Maintaining appropriate levels of behaviour in our work with children and young people“.

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