Building Bulletin 103 states that accessible toilets for pupils and students, staff or visitors with disabilities must be included in mainstream schooling. Toilet provision should also include a specialist hygiene room with a fixed or mobile hoist and space for assistants to change a pupil or student. In a primary school this should contain a changing bed and accessible WC unless this is included in an adjacent accessible toilet (9m2). In a secondary school this should contain an accessible shower, sluice toilet and changing trolley (12m2).
Building Bulletin 102 sets out guidelines for accessible toilets and hygiene rooms for children with severe physical or profound and multiple disabilities (see key design considerations).
It is also important to consider the legislation under the Equality Act 2010 which requires service providers to make reasonable changes where a disabled person would otherwise be at a substantial disadvantage. Statutory Instrument No 2 specifies that the number of toilet facilities must be adequate having regard to age, gender and any special requirements.