We are a team of qualified nurses with specialist training in public health for children, young people and families, qualified nursery nurses, school health screeners and skilled trained school health assistants. We work with children and their families as well as other partners such as maternity services, GPs, schools and social care, to deliver the Health Child Programme, to improve the health and well-being of all children and young people from five to 19* years (*extended to 25 years for SEND), and their families.
What do the school health team do?
Our school health service aims to support children and young people from five to 19* years and their families, to enable them to reach their full potential. We offer information and support in the following areas; emotional health and well-being, managing complex and additional health needs, monitoring growth and development and support with growing up and preparing to become an adult.
When more help is needed…
The school health service support children, young people and their families when they need extra help. Some examples include support with specific parenting issues, additional and long term health conditions, accident prevention, emotional health and well-being, oral health, personal hygiene and puberty, domestic abuse, bullying, special educational needs, drugs and alcohol misuse, looked after children and young carers. School health service work together with other professionals to help keep children healthy, protected and safe.
The school health team respect individual’s values, diversity and promotes good health.