Personal care

Factsheet

Personal care of pupils

This factsheet aims to clarify your rights and responsibilities related to toilet-related care of pupils.

Personal care of pupils

ATL often receives enquiries from members about what their responsibilities are when pupils wet or soil themselves in class, and what schools are required to do if a staff member does help a pupil change their clothes.

Head lice

Head lice are a persistent problem in many schools. They are difficult to detect and are usually transmitted through head-to-head contact. Anyone can catch head lice - clean hair offers no protection.