School Nursing Service for Young People Aged 11-19 Years

The School Nurse drop-in is a confidential and accessible service that offers health advice and support for young people aged 11 to 19 years old.

If you are worried about your health, or just have a question relating to growing up and being healthy you can either access your local School Nurse drop in service or contact your school nurse on 01642 444011.

School nurses are specialists in delivering health advice for young people and have a good knowledge of local services that provide specialist advice.

School Nurses take an active role in representing health in accordance with the local Child Safeguarding Board Policies and Procedures, supporting vulnerable children and young people.


School nurses have three main roles:

  • to give confidential advice and care to young people and parents or carers
  • to support young people to look after their physical and emotional health
  • to direct young people to the right services.

We aim to provide a service that is teen focused, caring and compassionate. Every school in the Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council area has an allocated school nurse and you may see them around school doing assemblies, health promotion and providing support to young people.

School nurses are employed by the local authority rather than the school, which means that they can offer a confidential service. This means that you can discuss personal information in private. If we feel that a young person is at risk of significant harm then we would need to share this information with appropriate professionals. Wherever possible, we would discuss this with you first. Any contact with you is recorded on a computerised, confidential health record.

The kinds of things that young people come to see us about are:
  • keeping safe
  • relationships and sexual health
  • stress at home or school
  • body shape or size
  • healthy eating
  • help to stop smoking
  • worries about other members of your family
  • healthy living
  • body changes and puberty
  • drugs and alcohol.

We are an experienced, professional and skilled team who are here to help you. The school nurse can see you in a school, health setting or another venue of your choice.

Your school nursing service can offer the following:
  • confidential, one to one appointments through self-referral, parent or a member of school staff
  • C-card registration in some venues
  • support for parents, carers and school to meet your health needs
  • weekly drop-in clinics at your school, where you can just turn up for support and advice.

How to make a referral:
  • Young people can self-refer by attending a School Nurse drop-in session (see below).
  • Young people, parents, carers, or other agencies can complete a young person's referral form held in school reception.
  • Contact the School Nursing service on 01642 444011
The School Nurse service is available Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm, including school holidays.

School Nurse Drop-in's:


Bydales Wednesday 12:15pm -1pm

Eotas Wednesday 10pm 12pm

Freebrough Monday and Friday 11 1pm

Greystones Wednesday 12 1pm

Hillsview Monday 12.15pm 1.15pm

Huntcliffe Friday lunchtime (Room 0004)

The Hub (Eston) Friday 1.30pm 3pm

Laurence Jackson Monday 12 1pm (Staff room 2)

Nunthorpe Tuesday 12:15pm - 1pm (conference room within the inclusion area)

Pathways Wednesday 1.30 3pm

Redcar Academy Monday lunchtime (See reception for drop-in location)

Ryehills Wednesday lunchtime and after school (Room 202)

Sacred heart Thursday lunchtime (Geography room)

Schools on wheels Redcar Firestation Friday 10pm - 12pm

St Peters Thursday lunchtimes (Herlingshaw suite)


Did you know?
Immunisation sessions are currently underway for year 8 and year 9 pupils in all secondary schools in the Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council area. The sessions are being run by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust. If you have any queries about the immunisation sessions, the helpline number is 0300 303 1603.


Your opinion matters!

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council is committed to providing the highest standards of care so we welcome your views on the services we provided. If you would like to comment, make a suggestion, or make a complaint, contact the School Nursing service on 01642 444011.

Email: schoolnurses@redcar-cleveland.gcsx.gov.uk

If you would like to receive this document in large print, braille, on CD or in any other languages, please contact School Nursing Services on 01642 444011

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25/01/2017

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