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Childhood Cancer & Education Survey

1 in 500 children will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 14. Thanks to advances in science more children are now surviving childhood cancer.

However the treatments they receive are often designed for adults, and can have a big impact on their growing bodies. Short term effects can include sickness and hair loss, whilst long term effects can include mobility issues and development problems. All of these side effects as well as the school time they can miss during treatment can impact on a child’s education. Some children may not be able to concentrate as well, whilst others may not be able to keep up with their friends in the playground.

At Kidscan we believe that no child should suffer from side effects of treatment that they need to save their lives. That’s why we are dedicated to finding safe new treatments that don’t cause side effects.

But we understand breakthroughs can take time, and right now 4 new families each day are affected. So we want to make their journey a little easier. We want to understand how the different stages of treatment can affect a child’s education so that we can provide support during one of the most important times of their lives.

To help us understand the impact, we have designed two questionnaire’s: One for parents of children who have experienced cancer, and one for teachers who have taught a child who has experienced cancer.

We hope that both questionnaire’s will give us the insight we need to help children get the best possible start in life.

How to help

If you are the parent or teacher of someone who has experience childhood cancer, we would love you to take the time to fill in the relevant questionnaire on the links below. If you don’t meet this criteria don’t worry – you can still help us by sharing the questionnaires with anyone you know that may be able to complete the survey instead.

Questionnaire for Parents

Time to complete: approx. 13 minutes

This questionnaire is for parents of children who were diagnosed with cancer, treated for cancer or are living with late effects of treatments whilst attending school. For the purpose of this survey we ask that the child was 14 years old or under at the age of diagnosis.

Start Parent Survey

 

Questionnaire for Teachers

Time to complete: approx. 13 minutes

This questionnaire is for teachers who have taught a child who has being diagnosed, treated or had already completed treatment when you taught them.

Start Teacher Survey

 

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