Hi, my son is 4.5 years old and in Reception. He is having soiling accidents at school which we have been called into school to discuss on a few occasions now. He has a wheat intolerance which means he has loose stools for a few days after eating wheat, which does sometimes happen despite us/ the school knowing due to contaminated food. We have an appointment with a paediatrician to further tackle, but I had a frustrating conversation with one of the TA’s at school yesterday where she was inferring that it was a ‘public health risk’ having to deal with his accidents in school and she was concerned about the risk of spreading meningitis, etc!!! I told her that we have had a number of stool tests done and when he has diarrhoea there has never been any infection, etc. and that wasn’t how meningitis was spread anyway.
Given our conversation I’m worried that the school is going to escalate this with us and wanted advice on what their obligations are when children have a medical issue which caused soiling.