School Nursing

School Nurses are part of the 0-19 team who care for children and young people, aged 5 - 19*, and their families, to ensure their health needs are supported within their school and community. They work closely with education staff and other agencies to support parents, carers and the children and young people, with physical and/or emotional health needs.

*For SEND children the service extends to the age of 25. 

School nurses have a role in the 0-19 team in preventing disease and promoting health and wellbeing, by:

  • encouraging healthier lifestyles
  • offering immunisations
  • giving information, advice and support to children, young people and their families
  • key contacts are made in reception and year 6 to wear and measure your child and offer help if needed

Support if offered to your child throughout the school years should they need it. There will be someone available to talk to about any worries they should have. 

Each member of the 0-19 team has links with many other professionals who also work with children including community paediatricians, child and adolescent mental health teams, health visitors and speech and language therapists. The school health nursing service also forms part of the multi agency services for children, young people and families. 

Primary and secondary schools have an allocated school nurse – telephone your child’s school to ask for the contact details of your school nursing team. 

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