Children and Young People - Consent to Treatment

Children and Young People

Under 16

Generally parents have the primary responsibility for providing consent for children under 16 years of age. Each parent may act alone in discharging their responsibility. If your child requires an appointment and is being accompanied by someone other than the parent (e.g. carer/grandparent), please provide written consent where possible. However, the Practice policy is that we will never refuse to see a child, whilst it is in their best interests.

However, it is not necessary to gain a parents consent if the Clinican assesses the child has sufficient intelligence, maturity and understanding to comprehend the nature of the treatment.

If you receive an invitation for your child to attend for an immunisation and are unable to bring them yourself we will need your written consent. 

Please print and complete a consent form for your nominated person to hand to the nurse before the immunisation can be given. 

Child Imms Consent Form

Young People (aged 16 or 17)

Like adults, young people are presumed to have sufficent capacity to decide on their own treatment unless there is significant evidence to suggest otherwise.

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