Recognising the priorities identified by people with M.E. in our 2010 election manifesto, Action for M.E. is calling for all children, young people and adults with M.E. who are well enough, to have access to education and receive appropriate support to fulfill their potential.
We want to see:
- Schools have a statutory, rather than the current voluntary, responsibility to support the health and well-being of children with medical needs.
- All schools produce and implement medical condition policies, covering M.E. as part of their duty to promote pupil well-being.
- Ofsted inspections include support for key health conditions including M.E. specifically.
- The numbers of children affected by M.E. experiencing long term school absence investigated.