Wickham schoolgirl urges George Hollingbery MP to help improve school care for diabetic children

Megan Horn, aged eight, met George Hollingbery MP to discuss school care for children with diabetes

Megan Horn, aged eight, met George Hollingbery MP to discuss school care for children with diabetes

First published in News
Last updated
Hampshire Chronicle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A WICKHAM schoolgirl has met Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery to urge him to help improve school support for children with diabetes.

Megan Horn, aged eight, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes three years ago. She travelled to Westminster with her mother Helen to meet Mr Hollingbery as part of a reception held by Diabetes UK.

The charity is promoting a new law which comes into effect in September which requires all schools in England to provide support for children with conditions such as diabetes.

The law ensures schools consult specialists and provide individual healthcare plans and medical policies for pupils with health problems.

Helen Horn said: “Whilst we are very lucky with the care we get in Megan's school, I know from conversations with other parents in our local support group that this is not always the case.

“As a parent of a child with Type 1 diabetes I know how difficult it can be to feel confident that the school is looking after your child properly.

"If children don't get the care they need it can lead to serious problems with their health and it can also really affect their confidence and self-esteem, at a time when they are already vulnerable."

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree