The school nurse service is part of Suffolk County Council for the most up to date information please see their website

The School Nursing Alternative Provision Team are a county wide service for children and young people attending special schools and those with SEND accessing other educational provision.

The team are made up of a School Nurse Manager, a School Nurse, Staff Nurses and Healthy Child Practitioners.

They offer a range of support which includes:

  • assessing health needs at key points in a child/young person’s educational journey
  • group activities in schools to help children and young people keep healthy
  • workshops for parents/carers on behaviour and emotional wellbeing, puberty and adolescence and toilet training
  • assessing individual unmet health needs in partnership with parents/carers and exploring ideas together to support these
  • one to one sessions with parents/carers and/or children and young people
  • coordination of continence product provision for children and young people aged between 4 to 18 years
  • providing advice and support to colleagues in education, health, social care and voluntary agencies on SEND related health issues

Find contact details for the School Nursing Alternative Provision Team on InfoLink.

If you have a question about your child’s health or development you can speak to a school nurse, GP or a professional who works with them.

For further information, support, and guidance for parents and carers go to the Suffolk Local Offer website.


If you would like to make a referral for some additional support from a School Nurse, please complete our referral form (Word, 72KB).

Please note, if you are a parent, carer or young person you can self refer either via the referral form or contacting us on 0345 607 8866.