Bladder ('pee') and bowel ('poo') problems are known as incontininence issues, which is common among children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. They can be stressful to them and to their families, however there are dedicated organisations in the UK that can help you manage or overcome these difficulties. Please have a look at the following links if you or your child are suffering as consequence of wetting and soiling problems. 

 

Potty Training for children with additional needs

 

Toileting best practices at school

 

If your child or the young person is experiencing bowel/bladder issues which are related to a health condition, schools have a duty to meet these health conditions. Please have a look to the following link for further details:

Medical conditions at school


Issues with toileting can be due to a medical condition and may be defined as a disability. Some children / young people may need to wear continence pads and should not be refused admission to educational settings on the grounds of this as the educational setting has a duty to make reasonable adjusments.

Or for further information about bowel and bladder issues, please visit ERIC: The Children's bowel and bladder charity