These pages are about children with epilepsy in the UK. If you are looking for information about children with epilepsy in another country, please contact your local epilepsy organisation.
In the UK, around one in every 240 children under the age of 16 will be diagnosed with epilepsy. Some of them will be babies, and some will be teenagers, with many others in between. And some children will have epilepsy as well as other conditions, including an epilepsy syndrome, learning disabilities, or an autistic spectrum disorder.
If you are caring for a child with epilepsy, the information in this section is for you.
- About epilepsy in children
- Epilepsy syndromes
- Treating children with epilepsy
- Risks and safety
- Learning, behaviour and epilepsy
- Help and support for children
- Help and support for parents and carers
- Sources of further information
- First aid for seizures
- Download our epilepsy story and activity book for children
Epilepsy Action would like to thank Dr Amanda Freeman, consultant paediatrician at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK for her contribution to this information.
Dr Amanda Freeman has no conflict of interest to declare.
This information has been produced under the terms of The Information Standard.
- Updated September 2016To be reviewed September 2019