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. Our booklet - 'Epilepsy and Children - A guide for parents' provides a comprehensive information for parents caring for a child with epilepsy. This booklet may also be useful for others (teachers for example) who may want to learn more about epilepsy in children.
We also have a specific resource for teachers on supporting a child with epilepsy. This can be found by visiting the 'For Teachers' section of our website.
'Epilepsy and Children - A guide for parents' is available for download at the end of this page; alongside a number of other useful resources. Should you have any questions about your child's epilepsy or any of the information contained within the 'Children' section of our website, please do not hesitate to contact your local Community Resource Officer. Their details can be found by visiting the 'Our Local Services' section of our website.