Many people with epilepsy have their first seizure in childhood or adolescence. However, most children with epilepsy enjoy a full and active life and only some continue to have epilepsy into adulthood.
Epilepsy is a complex condition but research and knowledge of the area is growing and there are also many new treatments available. This section of our website will provide further information om how you can support a child with epilepsy on their journey with the condition.
Alongside the information contained within this entire section of our website, we also have a comprehensive booklet available entitled 'Epilepsy and Children - A guide for parents'. This resource is available to read and download on our website. This booklet may also be useful for others (teachers for example) who may want to learn more about epilepsy in children. We do also have separate resources for teachers/educational professionals. These can be found by visiting the 'For Teachers' section of our website.
If you need further information or support after reading this section of our website, please do not hesitate to contact your local Community Resource Officer. You can find their details by visiting the 'Our Local Service' section of our website.