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Become a School Champion

What are the School Champions?

We are bringing together a group to be champion’s in their child’s school to ensure the school has sufficient care procedures in place for children with Type 1 diabetes. 
As a School Champion, you will be part of a team, raising awareness of Type 1 diabetes by taking part in a range of easy tasks that can be done anytime, to fit around your own schedule and availability.  This includes: 

  • Encouraging the school to nominate for a Good Care in School Award
  • Ensuring the school has an up to date Medical Conditions policy
  • Raising awareness of our campaigns, such as the 4Ts

Sometimes we all need to talk things over and it helps to speak to someone else going through the same thing. Being part of our network of School Champions gives you the chance to speak to others who understand life as a family living with Type 1 diabetes.

What can we offer you?

  • You will be sent a welcome email with information about the role, and a link to our easy online training modules to learn more about diabetes and what we do as an organisation to support those affected by the condition
  • An opportunity to communicate and share experiences with other parents
  • To be part of a team of School Champions who help us to raise more awareness in schools, creating a powerful network across the region.

Time Scales and Next Steps

Once you’ve registered your interest, you will receive a welcome email from us with the next steps on becoming a School Champion. You will then need to have completed the online training and read our policies before you start. We’d also like to hear about your activities so we can share the great work being done across the region. Just send us an email each time you’ve carried out a task.

You will then be invited to a round up event in November to share your experience and meet other parents. You can find out more about our other opportunities and ways to get involved.

Who to contact

Our Type 1 team is here to support you. To discuss this opportunity, please contact our Type 1 team by emailing Type1@diabetes.org.uk

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