Why have a specific eating disorders policy?
My research with schools has shown that majority of school staff would not know what to do if they became concerned that a student was suffering with an eating disorder. And many more felt that they wouldn’t know what warning signs to look out for at all.
By putting a simple, but practical policy in place, this situation can be avoided and pupils at risk of, or suffering from an eating disorder can quickly receive the help and support they need.
I have consulted with a wide variety of schools to put this model eating disorders policy together so I hope you’ll find it practical and relevant. I would appreciate any feedback you have. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments.