Head Lice Policy

HEAD LICE POLICY

Unfortunately, it’s always possible to catch head lice, no matter how careful we are. Children can pick up head lice just by coming into close contact with someone who is infected. It is important to know how to recognise the problem early and to know how to cope with it.

Procedures

  • Staff will inform other parents verbally or in writing in the event of an outbreak of Head Lice. Staff should be tactful and maintain confidentiality.
  • Staff should inform parents to check their child’s hair carefully and regularly, and to use the treatment recommended by the doctor or local health clinic.
  • The importance of not sharing other people’s combs, hats etc. is stressed to parents and children.
  • If more advice is needed, the service will contact the public health nurse.