The school nursing service is made up of a team of health professionals, committed to promoting emotional health and wellbeing of school age children from 4 to 19 years, in accordance with our Healthy Child Programme. School nurses are registered nurses who have had experience and specialist training in public health. We seek to strengthen the support available to parents and carers to ensure all children lead safe, healthy lives and grow to healthy adulthood.
School nurses work closely with schools and other professionals. We are committed-to working in partnership as an integrated team with all agencies to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people.
We will work in partnership to create a support system for all children with SEND (special educational needs and disability). Working together with families to make sure all children have an opportunity to reach their full potential and live healthy, happy lives.
- Routine screenings such as hearing, distance vision, height and weight measurement
- Health assessments for all children when they start school
- Confidential one-to-one appointments for children or parents
- A health contact in Reception, Year 6, Year 9, Year 11 and Year 13
- Signposting and referral to other services
- Health promotion and targeted interventions following the completion of health contact
- School Health accept referrals from Parents, Carers, Young People, Schools and other agencies to support children young people and their families on an individual basis via the school nurse referral form. To contact your school Nurse, please see below link, with School health teams and contact details.
- https://www.merseycare.nhs.uk/our-services/physical-health-services/children-and-families/school-health-team/locations-for-school-health-team/ School nurses are available 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, both during term time and school holidays.
Who to contact
- Referral Details
- Local Offer Age Bands
Young Adults (16 to 25)
Primary (5 to 11)
Secondary (11 to 16)
Early Years (0 to 5)