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 this section
- About epilepsy in children
- Epilepsy syndromes
- Seizures at different ages
- Risks for children with epilepsy
- Treating children with epilepsy
- NICE and moving towards adult services
- Learning, behaviour and epilepsy
- Help and support for parents and carers
- Sources of further information
- First aid for seizures
- Download our epilepsy story and activity book for children
Around one in 240 children under 16 in the UK has epilepsy. With a few sensible precautions, most will be able to do the things other children can do. However, some children have more complex epilepsy and need specialist help and support. This information will tell you about some of the issues that affect children with epilepsy, and where you can go for any help or support you need.
You may also like to take part in research into the management of childhood epilepsy within the family.
Pay it forward
This resource is freely available as part of Epilepsy Action’s commitment to improving life for all those affected by epilepsy.
On average it costs £414 to produce an advice and information page – if you have valued using this resource, please text FUTURE to 70500 to donate £3 towards the cost of our future work. Terms and conditions. Thank you
Epilepsy Action would like to thank Bernie Concannon, paediatric specialist nurse in epilepsy, Birmingham Children’s Hospital for her contribution. Bernie Concannon has declared no conflict of interest.
This information has been produced under the terms of The Information Standard.
Updated September 2013To be reviewed September 2016