The school nurse service is part of Suffolk County Council for the most up to date information please see their website https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/childrens-health/school-nursing/
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
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.