Health care plans and forms

Health care plans specify the arrangements and staff training necessary to help children with health conditions attend school or preschool. Tell staff when you enrol your child if individual health support is needed and advise them whenever health care needs change.

Parent and family support

There's no such thing as a silly question 2.0 MB is a practical guide for families living with a child with chronic illness, disability, mental illness or a life-threatening condition.

For a free hard copy of the book, visit Team Kids or email

Health care plans

To ensure appropriate arrangements are put in place to support your child you will be asked to provide a health care plan written by the treating health professional. The plan should document your child's emergency and routine health and personal care needs. The school or preschool can help you choose the forms you need.

Non-specific health care plans

The general health information 48.0 KB document is a basic health care plan. It is to be completed by the relevant treating health professional and parent or guardian for a student who may require added care or supervision. Other documents are available for more specific health care plans

The health support planning in education and children’s services 477.5 KB document exists to assist education and childcare workers to plan safe, reasonable and consistent health support in partnership with families and health professionals.

Individual first aid plan 31.3 KB
Medical information care plan 61.5 KB

Specific health care plans

Acquired brain injury (ABI)

Acquired brain injury care plan 22.3 KB

Allergy and anaphylaxis

All information and resources for allergy and anaphylaxis, including health care plans, can be found at the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) website.


Asthma care plan (Asthma Australia)
Asthma care plan 69.2 KB


Oncology patient care plan 511.7 KB
Intravenous (IV) care frequently asked questions 184.3 KB

Continence care

Continence care plan 136.0 KB
Ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy care and learning plan 135.5 KB
Intermittent catheterisation care and learning plan 124.5 KB

Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis care plan 190.0 KB
Cystic fibrosis planning support guide 243.2 KB


Diabetes care plan with an insulin injection 442.3 KB
Diabetes care plan with an insulin pump 436.9 KB
Information for young people with diabetes 160.9 KB

Children with high blood glucose

Children with insulin pumps - flowchart 111.7 KB
Children without insulin pumps - flowchart 115.6 KB

Children with low blood glucose

Children with insulin pumps - flowchart 110.6 KB
Children without insulin pumps - flowchart 110.9 KB

Eating and drinking care

Oral eating and drinking care plan 120.0 KB
Oral eating and drinking observation log 65.5 KB

Epilepsy and seizures

Intranasal midazolam (INM) authority 438.5 KB
Seizure care plan  95.0 KB
Seizure observation log 68.5 KB

Heart health

Heart health care plan 719.5 KB


Hydrocephalus and shunt care plan 3.1 MB

Infestation, including head lice

Healthy heads without head lice: control of head lice in SA guidelines (SA Health)

Medication management

These documents are not for use for intranasal midazolam or adrenaline auto-injector.

Medication authority  65.5 KB
Multiple medication authority 95.5 KB (for use when four or more medications are prescribed to an individual)
Medication log (General Use) 72.0 KB
Medication log for Family Day Care 129.5 KB

Osteogenesis imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta care plan 502.6 KB

Spina bifida

Spina bifida care plan 56.8 KB

Transfer and positioning

Transfers and positioning health care plan  216.5 KB

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Page last updated: 1 August 2016