resources for schools

resources for schools

These are our IBD booklets for primary and secondary schools, quick guide for class teachers, information about individual healthcare plans for pupils, advice on exams and tests, and examples of letters to exam boards.

If you would like hard copies of any of these booklets and leaflets, please email: support@cicra.org

The same information is also available on our website for those who prefer to read online.

None of our information is intended to replace specific advice from a doctor or any other professional. CICRA does not endorse or recommend any products mentioned.

If you find our information useful, please consider making a donation so that someone else can also have a place to turn when they are in need.

guide for primary schools

Created in conjunction with children, parents and medical professionals, this guide explains how primary schools can help children with Crohn's, colitis and all forms of inflammatory bowel disease. It includes sections on how schools can fulfill their responsibilities, information about medications and side effects, attendance and how to ensure a child with IBD can achieve their potential at school.

CICRA primary school guide to IBD

guide for secondary schools

Created in conjunction with children, parents and medical professionals, this guide explains how secondary schools can help young people with Crohn's, colitis and all forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It includes sections on how schools can fulfill their responsibilities, information about medications and side effects, attendance and how to ensure a young person with IBD can achieve their potential at school.

CICRA secondary school guide to IBD

quick guide to IBD for class teachers

Created in conjunction with children, parents and medical professionals, this quick guide explains the key information about how a pupil can be affected by Crohn's, colitis or any form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It explains quickly and simply how a class teacher can ensure a child with IBD can achieve their potential at school. The guide is available as a pocket sized foldout leaflet, for a young person or parent or carer to hand out to class teachers at the start of a school year or when they have recently been diagnosed with IBD. Please email support@cicra.org to order your copies now.

all about IBD quick guide for class teachers

supporting pupils with medical conditions in school

It would be wonderful if all children could enjoy good health to see them through their school days but unfortunately some are affected by chronic illnesses such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis, the two main types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Just getting through a day at school can be a challenge for children with these conditions.

Understanding and support from a school can make a big difference for a child and help them get the most from their education.

Teachers and all staff at school can help a great deal by understanding the seriousness of IBD, how it impacts children and that some flexibility may be necessary.

This factsheet provides information on the duties of schools to support children and young adults with medical needs. It explains the law on illness-related absences, administering medicine within school and individual healthcare plans.

CICRA factsheet on supporting children with medical needs in school

help with exams

If your child has exams coming up and you or they are worried about the impact of their illness on their preparation, this simple guide may be useful.

CICRA guide to exams