School Nursing Teams are responsible for leading and coordinating public health programmes to improve the health and well-being for all children, young people between the ages of 5 and 19 years and their families, and all our staff are fully informed about the SEND agenda.
The service receives referrals from many sources or you can contact your child’s named school nurse directly or ask your child’s teacher to contact them on your behalf.
The school health service is offered on four levels:
Community (your neighbourhood)
The school health team works with many other community services, they will make sure you know about them and how they can help you and your child
Universal (this is offered to every child)
The team provides a service for all children including those with additional health needs to improve their health and well-being and support them to access school successfully.
This includes health screening, assessment, and immunisation, delivery of key public health messages and signposting and referral to other services.
Universal Plus (your child needs further support)
The team will act quickly when your child needs expert help and support and provides them with care targeted specifically around their needs.
This also includes providing training in schools, writing individual health care plans, contacting your child’s GP or hospital doctor.
Universal Partnership Plus (your child needs extra support in partnership with other services)
The team will work with other services in a coordinated way to plan care for your child so they can keep healthy, attend school and achieve well.
If a need is identified the nurse will contribute to the new holistic, coordinated, person / family centered Education, Health and Care plan for your child.
The school health team will always make sure that the service they offer to you and your child is accessible. The team can visit you at a time and at a venue that meets you and your child’s needs.
In order to offer an integrated, high quality service for children, all of our Children’s Services work closely with preschools, nurseries and schools.
We share information about the outcomes of assessments and the strategies recommended in order that preschools, nurseries and schools implement the same strategies on a daily basis.
We also inform preschools, nurseries and schools when a parent does not attend an appointment.
This will greatly help your child, but it you do not wish information to be shared you may withdraw your consent at any time.
Who can I contact for further information?
If you want more information about the school health service and how it supports children with additional needs then please contact the Team Leader or Clinical Manager.
Their details can be found on the on the making a referral & contact details page.
Ask Ollie is Warrington’s Local Offer website supporting parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and or disabilities. For more information please follow this link: