The Bath and North East Somerset School Nursing Team works across education and health, providing a link between school, home and the community, working in partnership with children, families and professionals. Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people by ensuring that they have access to confidential health advice, support and signposting (including sexual health, emotional and mental health issues) as well as support in relation to healthy lifestyles.
Our School Nursing Team is made up of School Nurses and School Nurse Assistants we are an experienced, professional and qualified team who are here to help you.
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How can we help?
The school nursing service will:
- Promote public health and healthy lifestyles.
- Safeguard children from harm and reduce risk taking.
- Provide health education and advice.
- Participate in national campaigns and initiatives e.g. National Child Measurement Programme.
- Work with children and young people who have complex medical needs
We hold weekly drop-in sessions at all schools across Banes. Pupils can use the time to talk to the nurse in confidence one to one about any health, wellbeing or personal concerns. To find out when the school nurse is holding a session at your child’s school, either contact your local team to the right of the page or speak to your school receptionist or teacher.
School nurses provide confidential advice, care and treatment to children and young people working with parents and carers within schools and other community settings. School nurses always encourage young people to discuss their health concerns or worries that are troubling them with their parents/carers first.
Although the school nurses offer a confidential service to young people, there are times when the school nurse may need to share information. Depending on their age and level of understanding, young people may be able to give their own consent to talk with a health professional.
How to refer to the service
The school nursing service accepts self-referrals through school drop ins or text a nurse service by the young person themselves. Details of the school drop-in clinics and School Nurses mobile numbers can be found in each secondary school.
Children and young people can also be referred by parents/carers as well as other agencies such as education staff, GP and social care.
What happens next?
Upon receiving a referral or a self-referral a School Nurse will make contact with the young person through school. Should additional information be required or parental discussion, this will take place prior to meeting the child in school.
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