School nurses work with children and young people
aged from 5 to 19 in the community, whether they attend
school or not.
About this service
Our School Nurses are registered nurses or midwives who support children and young people with emotional and mental health issues, relationships and sexual health, bladder and bowel issues, lifestyle health and family worries.
We aim to improve health outcomes for families, prevent ill health and protect children from harm through a professional, visible, accessible and confidential service.
Based in the community, we visit children and families at home, at school or in a setting of their choice.
School nurses play a vital role in child development, carrying out immunisation and screening programmes and act as a point of contact for managing medical conditions such as allergies and anaphylaxis, asthma and epilepsy in schools.
We provide support and advice on a range of health issues such as emotional health, obesity, sexual health, smoking and substance misuse. We work with schools and other organisations to reduce health inequality and ensure that every child and young person has the best start in life.
We work closely with social care providers to help keep children and young people safe from harm. Where harm is already known about or suspected, the school nurse teams work with a range of other professionals to support the child and family to make changes to their lifestyle or care of the child through formal plans of care.
Aged between 11-19 and live in Gloucestershire?
You can text your school nurse using ChatHealth on 07507 333351 for support and advice on relationships, bullying, healthy lifestyle, anxiety, drugs, smoking, stress, body worries, alcohol, self-harm and sexual health.
The School Nursing Service Model
School Nurses and education services work together with local authorities and other partners to provide high-quality services for children and young people. We use a framework called Healthy Child Programme 5-19yr which sets out recommendations for universal, targeted and specialist services to promote optimal health and wellbeing.
Further information and guidance on the levels of support provided by your School Nursing Service can be found here.
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