School Nursing

photo of child with nurse Welcome to school nursing in Redcar and Cleveland
School nurses assess child and family health needs and offer universal services in line with the healthy child programme (HCP) to all families in Redcar and Cleveland. The healthy child programme is a series of reviews, screening tests and vaccinations for children and young people as well as information to parents to help them give their child the best chance of staying healthy and well. School nurses are specialist public health practitioners who deliver evidence based interventions to improve health and social outcomes for children aged five to 19 years and their families,  referring to other professionals as appropriate.

photo of school children Finding your school nursing team
Each school nursing team comprises of school nurses (registered nurses with an additional qualification in public health), school staff nurses, school health assistants and clerical support. Click the button below to find the contact details for the school nurse attached to your school. Redcar & Cleveland

photo of child with eye specialist School entry screening
All children will be offered health screening during their first year at school. When a child starts full time education that is when their care passes from the health visiting service to the school nursing service.

If your child started school in September 2015 you will probably already have had an introductory letter to the school nursing service and a health questionnaire to complete and return. School nurses can support families with a wide variety of issues.

photo of child getting their height measured Worried about your child's health
If you have a concern about your childs health that you would like to discuss with a school nurse please contact the team by telephone or complete a referral form. Referrals can be made by young people, families and professionals. All referrals must be discussed with the child/young person, parent/carer in advance in order to gain consent to refer.
 icon  School Nurse referral form professional.pdf (218.79k)
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 icon School Nurse referral form parent.pdf (208.31k)
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