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ERIC and The University of Bristol have produced a short film to raise awareness among teachers and education staff of the importance of allowing young people unrestricted access to the toilet. Dealing with continence issues can have a huge impact on teenager's well being and academic performance if they're not properly supported.

Hear from some young people who are living with incontinence and the effect this can have on them at school.

The origins of the film

The film was made with University of Bristol ERSC Funding and produced in collaboration with ERIC, the Children's Bowel & Bladder Charity. The aim of the project was to develop online resources for teachers to improve understanding and awareness of the support needs of young people with continence problems at secondary schools. The University of Bristol worked with secondary school teachers and young people with continence problems to co-produce online materials aimed at teachers.

Guidance for schools

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.

Download 1.2mb PDF here >> Managing Bladder and Bowel Issues in Nurseries, Schools and Colleges