Department of Health

Head lice resources

The information and resources contained here provide tools and information to help detect, treat and manage head lice. These resources are for professionals and parents in the following settings:

  • schools
  • childcare centres and kindergartens
  • parent-managed head lice program
  • local government 
  • healthcare practitioners
  • hairdressers.

Parent-managed head lice program 

The parent-managed head lice program involves parents and volunteers from the school or childcare centre.

The documents below can be modified for use at your school or childcare centre.

The parent-managed head lice program package contains the following documents.

  • Program implementation checklist
  • Invitation to parents
  • Confidentiality agreement
  • Consent form
  • Screening guidelines (conditioner method)
  • Screening guidelines (dry checking)
  • Infection control guidelines
  • Parent notification form
  • Sample head lice school policy

Reviewed 03 May 2016

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