School Nursing

Service Information 

In order to provide health support and advice for children in Cumbria, we offer an easy to access online E-School Nurse Service.

The video clinics are available for professional, parents and carers across the whole of Cumbria all day Tuesday and Thursdays.

Instead of being face to face, you will talk to the nurse over a live video link that is private and secure.

The nurse, in consultation with you will assess the child's health problems and provide you with support and advice.

For more information on the E-School Nurse video clinic please read the E-School Nurse Service user (PDF 302KB).

 

Website 

Public Health 5-19 | Cumbria County Council

 

Contact Details 

To book an appointment telephone: 01228 603973

Service Information 

School nurses (sometimes known as public health school nurses) promote and protect the physical health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people who are school age.

We work in partnership with other agencies to ensure children and young people grow up to be healthy, make the right choices about their health and to safeguard their welfare so they are protected from significant harm.

You can expect support and information on:

  • Healthy eating
  • Immunisations
  • Emotional health issues such as anxiety, stress or depression
  • Behavioural problems
  • Child growth and development
  • Continence (bed wetting)
  • Sexual health
  • Parenting support
  • Smoking and substance misuse

Every local authority school or academy has their own school nurse. Many of the high schools also have a drop-in school nurse service.

However you don’t have to wait until your school nurse is in your school to see them.  We can visit you at home or invite you to see us at another location to suit you.

We are based around Northumberland and provide appointments between 8.30am – 6pm in schools, GP surgeries and health centres.

 

Website

Healthy Families Northumberland - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (hdft.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

You can contact the school nurse service in Northumberland through your school. Additionally you can contact your nearest school nurse team direct to make an appointment at the following numbers:

Northumberland

You may be asked to leave a message on an answer machine.

Service Information

Public Health School Nurses provide support in and out of school, with issues such as: 

  • Emotional health and wellbeing
  • Keeping healthy and weight management
  • Enuresis (bed wetting)
  • Sexual health
  • Smoking, drugs and alcohol

The National Childhood Measurement Programme is delivered in reception and year 6, further information can be found below.

Vision screening is also offered to reception age children, further details available below.

 

Website

Children's Public Health Service (0-19) | North Tyneside Council 

 

Contact Details 

The school nursing team can be contacted via telephone Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm on 0191 643 8251

 

The Chat Health texting service is available for young people aged 11-19 looking for confidential support and advice. Text 07507 332 532 or visit chathealth.nhs.uk

Service Information

Support from 0 to 19 years old

We aim to provide a health support service for children, young people and their families in all areas of their lives. 

The services we provide are for children and young people from age 0 to 19. They include:

  • Six week visits
  • Three to four month contact at home/clinic
  • 9 to 12 month contact at home/clinic
  • 24 to 30 month contact at home/clinic
  • Hello-Goodbye transition to school}
  • National Childhood Measurement Programme (Reception and Year Six)
  • Young people’s ‘drop ins’
  • Health assessments
  • Sexual health
  • Personal, health and social education
  • Immunisation in Schools

Confidential service

We provide a confidential service. This means that any child, young person, parent or carer can discuss their personal information with us in confidence, and we will not discuss this with anyone else without their permission. 

However, we must share information if we believe someone may be at risk of significant harm.

How can I be referred into the service?

You can also contact us or refer yourself to our service through your family doctor or your child's school. 

When are we available?

Our 0 to 19 services are available Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, including school holidays.

 

Website 

Health visiting and school health - Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (newcastle-hospitals.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

You can contact us via the single point of contact at: 0191 282 3319

Service Information 

5-19 School Nursing Team
We work with children, young people and families to empower and enable them to make informed decisions about health, and to support them in transitioning safely and happily into adult life. The 5-19 Service works in community settings to deliver universal and targeted interventions designed to meet public health outcomes. We ensure the emotional and physical health and wellbeing of families, children and young people across Gateshead.

The team includes School Nurses, School Staff Nurse, Screeners and an emotional and wellbeing resilience nurse.

The School Nursing team provides a service to all children and young people of school age, and their families, whether or not they are attending school. We offer advice and information, and assess health needs on children entering school and on transfer to secondary schools. We are the first point of contact for schools when there are concerns about a child’s health and wellbeing. We are also responsible for:

  • Measuring and weighing children in reception and year 6 as part of the National Child Measurement Programme;
  • Providing enuresis (involuntary urination) advice and support
  • Providing emotional health and wellbeing support;
  • Supporting children and families with additional health needs or disability
  • Parenting and behavioural problms
  • Risk taking behaviour including drugs and alcohol
  • Stopping smoking
  • Relationships, sexual health & pregnancy
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles in schools and communities through health education
  • Support for children and Young People who are Looked After
  • Safeguarding of children and Young People


They work closely with Health Visitors so that children and families with complex health and social care needs are identified early. We support the development and implementation of health management plans to promote the child’s health and wellbeing, school attendance, education and attainment.

 

Website 

Growing Healthy Gateshead - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (hdft.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

If you need to contact the team please use the Single Point of Contact telephone number: 03000 031 918.

Service Information 

Our 0-19 service consists of health visitors, school nurses, nursery nurses , staff nurse’s,  health care assistants and school nursing assistants.  

The 0-19 team work as part of wider community teams with GP, midwives, Children’s Centres, Paediatricians, Speech Therapists, Nurseries, Schools, Sexual Health Services to provide care and support to promote children’s’ well-being and prevention of harm.

Our 5-19 team works with schools to plan and deliver health promotion sessions and events, regarding lifestyle issues. School staff are also offered training around chronic disease management. The team also carry out health assessments and screenings, advice and support for both children and parents/carers on health issues such as growth and development, healthy eating, weight management, behaviour issues, sexual health, smoking and mental health.

 

Website 

South Tyneside 0-19 Team :: South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (stsft.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

0-19 years 0191 2832189

Service Information 

Growing Healthy Sunderland provides an integrated Public Health service for expectant mothers, children and young people and their families in the city. This includes:

  • Provision of antenatal reviews from 28 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Provision of all mandatory universal reviews.
  • Provision of a 3-4 month review.
  • Provision of school readiness review.
  • Targeted support for teenage parents via the implementation of the Family Nurse Partnership.
  • Provision of the National Child Measurement Programme at start and completion of primary school.
  • Audiology Screening at commencement of primary education.
  • Provision of Public Health advice, information and support.
  • Provision of enhanced support to children and young people with higher levels of need.
  • Ensuring children and vulnerable adults are kept safe.
  • Provision of support to schools in developing a full understanding of the health and wellbeing needs of their pupils.
  • Provision of Oral Health Promotion.

 

Website 

Growing Healthy Sunderland - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (hdft.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

Single Point of contact telephone number: 03000 031552.

Service Information 

0-25 Family Health Service 

The 0-25 Family Health Service team includes Family Health Visitors, Family Health Specialist Public Health Nurses, Emotional Resilience Nurses and support staff, who deliver on the Healthy Child Programme and early help and support.

We will meet with you in a variety of settings; family homes, and community settings including early years settings, schools and colleges. We offer enhanced support for children and families who have additional and complex needs.

Our team support key transition points in children and young peoples’ lives. This includes starting school and moving into further education and adulthood. In addition, we will work closely with nurseries, schools and colleges to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people. We are responsible for measuring and weighing children as part of the National Child Measurement Programme.

We have formalised our service offer for young people with a special educational need (SEND) and/or disability and those who are Care Leavers up to the age of 25. This offer includes support for low-level emotional health issues, and support to access adult services.

Every school and GP practice has a linked Specialist Public Health Nurse to ensure communication and referrals into the service are easy and accessible.

 

  • We coffer appointments between 8am-8pm to support easier access for young people and families, around school/college/work.
  • We offer access to advice and support through virtual clinics and a virtual nurse, to give more choice to children, young people, families and communities.
  • We have a strong focus on children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and resilience.
  • Our service is strongly influenced and developed with children, young people and families.

 

Website 

Growing Healthy County Durham - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (hdft.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

If you have any questions regarding this change or require further information please contact our Single Point of Contact on 03000 263538.

Service Information 

5-19 Healthy Child Service

We work with children, young people and families to empower and enable them to make informed decisions about health and to support them in transitioning safely and happily into adult life. The Darlington Growing Healthy 5-19 Team works in community settings to deliver universal and targeted interventions designed to meet public health outcomes. We ensure the emotional and physical health and wellbeing of families, children and young people across Darlington.

We provide a service to all children and young people of school age, and their families, whether or not they are attending school. The service is based on the Healthy Child Programme from 5-19 years old. We offer advice and information and assess health needs on children entering school and on transfer to secondary schools. We are the first point of contact for schools when there are concerns about a child’s health and wellbeing.

We are also responsible for

  • Measuring and weighing children in reception and year 6 as part of the National Child Measurement Programme
  • Universal screening for vision and audiology for reception children
  • There is a designated Immunisation Team who undertake immunisation and vaccinations
  • Providing first level enuresis (involuntary urination) advice and support
  • Providing emotional health and wellbeing support
  • Supporting children and families with additional health needs or disability
  • Parenting and behavioural problems
  • Risk taking behaviour including drugs and alcohol
  • Stop smoking advice
  • Relationships, sexual health and pregnancy
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles in schools and communities through health education

Specialist advice and support will also be offered to:

Children in need of protection and their families; children and families in need; foster carers and children who are in care.

Referral

We accept referrals from a range of sources including children and young people, parents/carers, schools, other health professionals, GPs, partner agencies, Families First

Consent and Confidentiality

When young people under 16 years of age ask for certain services they are assessed by trained practitioners against Fraser guidelines to determine their level of understanding.

This assessment may be used when you need a prescription for something such as smoking cessation or when you need referring to another service, for example sexual health services.
This assessment does not affect your rights to confidentiality.

 

Website 

Growing Healthy Darlington - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (hdft.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

Please contact the us for further advice and support: 03000 030013

Service Information 

0-19 Services - School Nursing, Health Visiting and Parenting Support

0-19 services is the universal offer which refers to school nursing, health visiting and parenting support. This service is commissioned by the Public Health Team within the Local Authority. 

Public Health Nurses offer universal support regarding the health and development of all children from 5 to 19 years of age. The service provides interventions on a one to one or group basis to increase resilience and reduce risk taking behaviours. 

All practitioners deliver targeted support to families as needed and have a statutory duty to be involved with the child in need and any child protection procedures. The service also undertakes reviews and health assessments for Looked After Children. 

In Hartlepool this service is provided by Hartlepool Borough Council.

 

Website 

Supporting You and Your Child | Hartlepool Borough Council

 

Contact Details 

For further information please contact The Children's Hub on 01429 284284 or email childrenshub@hartlepool.gov.uk 

Service Information 

The Growing Healthy Stockton-on-Tees 0-19 Healthy Child Programme (HCP) is a universal service where the needs and voice of children, young people and families are the core of the service that:

  • Identifies and addresses need at the earliest opportunity
  • Recognises and builds on the strengths that are within individuals to enable them to be part of the solution to overcoming challenges
  • Identifies and develops resources within communities so that children, young people and families have access to support when and where they need it.

In addition to the HCP, we also provide the Growing Well, Growing Healthy service. This is a joined-up plan for obesity prevention in children, young people and families, delivering a high quality National Child Measurement Programme ensuring that children and families are proactively offered the support appropriate to their needs; and offer a weight management service among other initiatives.

Thirdly, we operate a Family Outreach and Volunteering Service, working in partnership with the national charity Family Action, providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation. This community-based service works to improve parenting confidence, help people feel in control and less stressed; enhance relationships and wellbeing (especially for children, but also with partners, family, friends, neighbours and the local community) and develop resources to support families.

 

 

Website 

Growing Healthy Stockton-on-Tees - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (hdft.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

If you need to contact the team please use the Single Point of Contact telephone number: 0333 3202 302.

Service Information

5-19 Healthy Child Service

All children and young people aged 5-19 and their families have access to the School Nursing team consisting of School Nurses, Staff Nurses, Early Years Practitioners and School Nurse Assistants. They work in partnership with children, young people and families to empower and enable them to make informed decisions about health, and to support them in transitioning safely and happily into adult life.

The team works in community settings to deliver universal and targeted interventions designed to meet public health outcomes. We ensure the emotional and physical health and wellbeing of families, children and young people across Middlesbrough.

The team encourages and supports parents and carers to develop life-long skills to enable them to make informed choices that affect their family’s future health and wellbeing.

The service works in partnership with other agencies to ensure all families receive support.

Locations

The team is community-based and is accessible at a range of different venues including the family home, children’s centres, schools and other community venues. School drop ins are available in most secondary schools.

Opening hours

The 0-19 Service can be contacted Monday-Friday 9am-5pm excluding bank holidays.

Referral to the 5-19 service

The service accepts referrals from:

  • Schools
  • GPs and other professionals
  • Self-referral from parents/carers or young people
  • Other statutory and voluntary agencies

We work with children, young people and families to empower and enable them to make informed decisions about health, and to support them in transitioning safely and happily into adult life. The 5-19 Healthy Child Service works in community settings to deliver universal and targeted interventions designed to meet public health outcomes. We ensure the emotional and physical health and wellbeing of families, children and young people across Middlesbrough.

 

Website 

Healthier Together Middlesbrough - Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (hdft.nhs.uk)

 

Contact Details 

The Middlesbrough 0-19 Service central contact number is 0300 303 1603.

hdft.mborohealthychildservice@nhs.net

Service Information 

School Nurses work aims to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

School Nurses are the lead health professional for the delivery of the Department of Health Healthy Child Programme (HCP) 5 -19 years. The core ambition of this programme is that it results in healthier, happier children and young people who are ready to take advantage of positive opportunities and able to reach their full potential. The HCP is a series of health reviews and screening tests for children and young people as well as information sharing to parent/carer’s to help them give their child the best chance of staying healthy and well. A School Nurse will assess a child / young person’s health needs and offer support, working in p[partnership with other services and  referring to specialist services if required.

In Redcar & Cleveland our School Nursing Teams are located in each of our Family Hubs at Redcar Coast, Saltburn and Ormesby.  Each team consist of School Nurses, who are Specialist Community Public Health Practitioners, School Staff Nurses, who are qualified nurses and School Health Assistants who are responsible for delivering school entry health screening which includes hearing and vision screening, for the National Child Measurement Programmes in reception and school year 6 and delivery of health promotion sessions in schools and with families in their own homes.

All schools in Redcar & Cleveland have a named School Nurse, in addition to this the service operates a single point of contact where there is a member of the School Nursing Service available between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.00pm on Fridays to provide information and respond to any enquiries. 

 

Website 

School Nursing (redcar-cleveland.gov.uk)

 

Contact Details

You can access the service by contacting the Duty School Nurse on Telephone number 01642 444011 or contact the team by email.‚Äč

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