School Health Team
What We Do
School nurses are registered nurses who specialise in public and child health.
The school health team consists of school nurses, community staff nurses and clinical support workers.
School nurses work closely with children and young people, parents, carers and teachers, promoting health and well-being in accordance with the Healthy Child Programme (5-19 years).
What services do school nurses offer?
- School based immunisation programmes
- Weekly health ‘drop in’ sessions at school
- Routine screenings such as hearing, vision, height and weight measurement
- Health assessments for all children when they start school
- Confidential one-to-one appointments for children or parents
- Signposting to other information and services
- Health promotion and PSHE support for teachers
How can I find out more?
- Information for Young People
- Information for Parents & Carers
- Information on Special School Nurses
- Information on Link Nurse Service for Children Out of School in Sefton & Alternative Education Training (APT) Liverpool
Primary School Children
Secondary School Children
School Nurses are available from 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday, both during term time and school holidays.
Once a child reaches school age, their health records are transferred from the health visitor to the school nurse. This will ensure that any on-going health issues can continue to be monitored and supported effectively as a child moves into school.
Young people can self-refer to the school nurse by accessing the weekly, confidential school drop in, or at any time to discuss any health issues or concerns they have.
Parents/carers can also refer their child to the school nurse by accessing the monthly, confidential drop in at primary schools.
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