I have a 10 year old daughter who was diagnosed with asthma when she was 6 after an asthma attack at infant school which staff failed to spot and landed her in hospital and on lots of medication since.
It took a long time to trust school staff again but her junior school have been very good and kept a close eye on her as her attacks can come on quickly. She is on clenil and Serevent inhalers and Singilair.
She went on a residential school trip last year during which we felt worried but it was only an hour away but the next trip she will go on is to France which is a different kettle of fish with it being in another country and not just down the road for us to get to if she is unwell.
Although we probably won't sleep for worrying about her we don't want her to miss out on such a great opportunity for learning and self confidence and to be with her friends.
We have a school meeting next week about the trip and I am wondering what I should be asking and what is reasonable for me to expect them to do to ensure she is safe.
Is it reasonable for me to ask exactly what asthma training the particular staff who are going have had and ask to see the plan of action if a child has an attack.
Any advice on questions you would ask would be greatly appreciated.