In this section
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.
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.
See below 2024 PDF School Action and Management Plans.
child needs support with injections or pump data entry at school or on camp a Medication
Authority Form is also required.
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.
Please select the appropriate plan for your child. These plans are for early learning (creche and kindergarten) as well as the school setting (prep - year 12)
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 2024 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
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:
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 December 2023