Parents of children with epilepsy

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.

If you are caring for a child with epilepsy, the information in this section is for you.

Visit our section for young people.

A Welsh language version of our information for parents is also available.

Code: 
B002.06

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 Epilepsy Action's information quality standards.

  • Updated October 2019
    To be reviewed October 2022

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