In this section
- About epilepsy in children
- About seizures
- Tests and diagnosis
- Treatment and management of epilepsy
- Risks of having epilepsy
- Unfair treatment and the law
- Learning and education
- Coming to terms with your child’s epilepsy
- Supporting your child with epilepsy
- The future
Epilepsy Action would like to thank Bernie Concannon, paediatric specialist nurse in epilepsy, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK, for reviewing Children and epilepsy. Bernie Concannon has declared no conflict of interest.
Around one in 240 children under 16 in the UK has epilepsy. Most children with epilepsy enjoy a full and active life. With a few sensible safety precautions, they are able to do everything that their friends do. Sometimes, however, epilepsy is more complex, and children need specialist help and support.
If you have questions about your child’s epilepsy, these web pages are for you.
You may also like to take part in research into the management of childhood epilepsy within the family.
Updated December 2011To be reviewed December 2013