Halton School Nurses – School-aged Children and Young People

Our School Nurses are qualified Nurses with an additional qualification in public health. They lead a range of clinicians, based in two teams, one in Runcorn, and one in Widnes.

They promote and protect the physical and emotional well-being of children and young of school age. Supporting them to make healthy lifestyle choices so they are as healthy as possible when they reach adulthood.

The teams work with children and young people whether they attend school or not, from reception age through to when they leave education or later if they have additional health needs.

School Nursing teams deliver care across four levels depending on the needs of the child or young person:


School Nurses and their teams are an important link between school, home, and the community, so all school-aged children, young people and their families have easy access to information.


All school-aged children and young people are entitled to access our universal core contacts to support their development and promote healthy lifestyles.

Targeted Response

Some school-aged children and young people need a little more help, so School Nurses and their teams become more involved with them for a short period of time.

Specialist Support

We also work with in partnership with a range of professionals to support school-aged children and young people who have complex needs and require a multi-agency plan.

Contact details

Runcorn Team
01928 593056

Widnes Team
0151 4955200

To find out about the support we offer to the different age groups, please click on the icons below:

children aged 4 to 11 years

young people aged 11 to 19

School-aged children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The School Nursing teams have a key role within Halton’s Local Offer, and work closely with Halton schools, the college, Children’s Specialist Services, and partners to support a child or young person’s progress to help them achieve well throughout their lives.

Search Halton’s Local Offer, a user-friendly online website where all information about services for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) from birth to 25 years is written down in one place.

Find about more about Halton’s Local Offer at localoffer.haltonchildrenstrust.co.uk.

If a child or young person needs an individual healthcare plan, the School Nurse or Public Health Community Nurse will advise school and liaise with hospital or community services to ensure a plan is put in place to meet their medical needs.