Going on school camp can be an exciting adventure for children. Sometimes parents are worried that the school will not know how to look after their child's diabetes care needs whilst on camp. A dedicated school camp plan prepared by your diabetes team will help the teachers plan how best to support your child. Preparing a plan takes time so requests must be made at least 4 weeks before needed by the school.
Please fill in this Camp plan Form for a school camp plan request. We will return the plan to you via email.
School Action and Management Plans for 2023
All children/students with type 1 diabetes
attending early childhood settings, primary or secondary schools in Victoria
need to have a Diabetes Action and Management plan. The plans below have
been developed by Diabetes Victoria, The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and
Monash Children’s Hospital, are based on current best practice paediatric
guidelines and are reviewed yearly. These plans are to be checked and
signed by your treating team.
Due to the current number of requests for 2023
plans, the wait time for RCH review of plans is around 4 -6 weeks. If you are waiting for your 2023 plan to be signed and returned by your
treating team, the school may use your plan from 2022.
child needs support with injections or pump data entry at school or on camp a Medication
Authority Form is also required
Steps to arrange your child's plan for RCH patients 2023.
1. Parents / carers complete the appropriate Diabetes School Action and
Management plan (link below). Please do not sign the form.
If you sign the PDF and a change is required, you will need to submit a new
plan causing delays. If your child is using an insulin pump an additional
appendix will be required.
2. After completing the form, click Download and save plan as a pdf file to
3. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
attaching the pdf file. Please ensure you include your child's hospital record
number and (if required) the details for the Medication Authority Form and any questions
that have arisen while completing the plan
4. A Diabetes Educator (DE) will
review the plan, confirm it follows RCH diabetes treatment guidelines and, if
necessary, make any changes before signing the plan
5. The signed plan will be returned to parents / carers.
6. The parent/carer is then responsible for discussing the plan with a school
representative and the parents / carers
and school representative must sign the plan to complete the process.
2023 PDF Diabetes School Action and Management
Please select the appropriate plan for your child.
Additional appendices for insulin pump therapy for both early
childhood and school settings:
Finally if you are unable to complete the above plan online, click
the link below for our alternate form. Note preparation of plans sent via this
request takes significant DNE resources and will significantly delay your 2023
plan preparation. We request you write why you are unable to complete the above pdf, as if there are problems with the above links we need to fix them asap. Thank you
I am unable to complete the pdf school plan above. I request a diabetes educator to complete this.
Once the request is received, a DNE will
complete the plan and return it to you via email if an address is provided or
Medication Authority Forms (MAF) for 2023
If school staff are required to supervise or administer insulin via
injections or insulin pump therapy, in addition to the Diabetes School Action and Management plan, a MAF is required in addition to the Diabetes School Action
and Management plan.
To request a MAF please send an email to email@example.com including
the following information:
- Child's name and hospital UR number
- Name of school / centre
- Child's grade/year level at school
- Name of the insulin used at school / centre
- Insulin regimen (eg multiple daily injections
(MDI), insulin pump)
- the approximate number of units of insulin given at
- Is the dose of insulin determined by:
- Fixed dose (please include the dose) or
- Fixed dose for food plus a correction dose (please
specify how this dose is determined, e.g. if BGL 4.0-9.9mmol/L give 2 units, if
BGL 10.0mmol/L or higher give 3 units) or
- Flexible dose determined using an insulin dose calculator (please
include an approximate dose received at
lunch time) or
- Flexible dose determined using an insulin dosing
card (please include an approximate dose
received at lunch time) or
- Insulin pump
Diabetes in Schools Program
The Diabetes in Schools program is a nationally funded program,
developed to provide information, training and support for schools and families
to better support students living with type 1 diabetes.
If your child’s school would like information about
training to support diabetes care, visit: www.diabetesinschools.com.au
You can alert the school about the program by scrolling to the bottom of
the home page and completing the “Tell a School about the program” link. School
principals can also request training via this website.
There are also many more resources on the 'be part
of the school diabetes, parent or carer" link; Parents or Carers | Diabetes in Schools - Diabetes
You will also find self-directed learning modules that school staff or other carers can complete to better understand type 1 diabetes and how it impacts on a student’s day to day
This program is not yet funded for childcare and kindergartens, however
if your child’s early learning centre requires training they can access the
Diabetes in Schools online modules at the website above
Last updated January 2023