School Nurses are public health nurses working in the community, they are registered nurses with an additional public health nursing qualification. School Nurses have specialist knowledge and skills to enable them to work with children and young people aged from 5-19.
The School Nursing team is comprised of School Nurses, Community Staff Nurses and School Nurse Assistants and as a service we are committed to supporting students, therefore a student may accompany us and be present during contacts. If you would prefer for a student to not be present please let your School Nurse know.
The School Nursing team also work collaboratively with education, health professionals and other agencies which work with children to improve health outcomes for children and young people. Additionally, School Nurses work closely with social care on order to keep children and young people safe from harm.
The School Nursing team are not based in schools, but each school will have an allocated School Nurse.
You can find further information about what the school nursing team can support you with by clicking on the following link: