P-05-932 Education On Food Allergies In Schools & Mandatory EPI PEN Training



P-05-932 Education On Food Allergies In Schools & Mandatory EPI PEN Training

This petition was submitted by Archie’s Allergies having collected a total of 172 signatures.


Text of Petition             

There is currently no law in place anywhere in the UK that offers education on food allergies in schools from primary age and up.


We want to change that! Offering educational sessions in schools will benefit children at risk of anaphylaxis. It will help others to understand food allergies, a medical condition that unless you know someone with this disease you wouldn't be aware of the side effects it carries.


We hope introducing educational sessions on food allergies will also break the stigma around them, eliminate bullying and offer more support to children living with this disease.


All it takes it one touch or one bite and without administering an epi pen you could be faced with a very tragic situation.


Introducing mandatory epi pen training will also eliminate the worry for families living with food allergies. Teachers and school staff will know the vital signs of an allergic reaction meaning anaphylaxis can be spotted sooner.


Archie's Allergies is a new charity offering support, advice and information on the importance of being allergy aware.


A Petition Handover




This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 01/12/2020.


The Committee agreed that there is no further action that it could realistically take at this time in light of the detailed responses received, including about work planned but delayed by the Coronavirus pandemic, and the fact that the Minister for Education has ruled out introducing new legal duties at this time. The Committee agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner for her engagement throughout the process.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 21/01/20.



Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Cardiff South and Penarth
  • South Wales Central


Further information




Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 14/01/2020