In response to requests from families, schools and health care professionals, ERIC and Bladder & Bowel UK have teamed up to produce comprehensive, practical information for school leaders, governors, staff and practitioners across the UK regarding bladder and bowel issues and toileting in schools.

Available as a free downloadable resource, Managing Bladder and Bowel Issues in Nurseries, Schools and Colleges provides much needed clear and concise guidance for school leaders, proprietors, governors, staff and practitioners.

Topics covered include:

  • How to promote good bladder and bowel health in schools
  • Hygiene standards / provision of school toilets
  • Managing incontinence in schools
  • National legislation for the four countries of the UK
  • Safeguarding
  • Intimate care policy and care plans  

Downloadable resources: 

Managing Bladder and Bowel Issues in Nurseries, Schools and Colleges - guidance document (PDF 1.2MB) 

Sample intimate care policy for nurseries, schools and colleges 

Sample care plan

School Toilet Charter