Head lice continues to cause concern and frustration for some parents/guardians/carers, teachers and children. Head lice do not transmit infectious diseases – they are transmitted by having head to head contact with someone who has head lice. Whilst parents have the primary responsibility for the detection and treatment of head lice, the control and management of head lice infections is a shared responsibility amongst a number of agencies, including the Department of Education and Training; Department of Human Services; schools and parents.
The information presented below outlines the:
Responsibilities of the Parent/Caregiver
Parent/Caregiver responsibilities include:
Responsibilities of the School
School responsibilities include:
Kings Park Primary School is committed to managing head lice in a sensitive and confidential manner. We are committed to the above responsibilities.