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1 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Rotherham School Nursing Service For children and young people School Nursing Services Community Health

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3 What do we do? Every child deserves to be as fit and healthy as possible, in order to gain maximum benefit from his/her education. The School Nursing Service works with children and young people, their families or carers, teachers and other professionals around the following areas. Health Lifestyle & Healthy Schools l Health assessment l Sexual health and relationships l Supporting Healthy Schools l Health promotion l Health protection (Immunisation & Vaccination) Children in Need l Chronic and complex health needs l Positive parenting l Individual plans/care pathways l Support to schools/parents/families Vulnerable Children & Young People l Socially excluded l Learning disabilities l Safeguarding children l Pregnant teenagers l Looked After Children Child & Adolescent Mental Health l Confidential advice and information l Support children and families l Support schools l Promote mental health 3

4 Developing Partnerships l Working with parents l Linking with other professionals l Referral point l Multi-agency training Public Health l Involvement in health campaigns l Local projects l Profiling l National projects What does your School Nurse do? Advocate for Children and Young People l Representing the child l Offering support and advice Confidential Services l Advice and support for children and teenagers Health Education l Healthy living l Physical health l Emotional health l Sexual health and relationships Immunisation and Vaccination l Routine immunisations l National campaigns 4

5 Working in the Community l Home visits l Specialist clinics Professional Development l Research based practice l Continuing education Liaison and Referral l Education l GP s l Other Health Professionals l Social Care l Educational Welfare Officers l Parents l Other agencies Special Needs l Physical l Emotional l Behavioural l Social l Environmental l Educational Health Assessment l Identifying health problems l Profiling l Vision Screening l Hearing Screening l Growth Screening 5

6 We value your comments If you have any comments or concerns about the care we have provided, please let us know, or, alternatively, you can write to: Patient Services The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Rotherham Hospital Moorgate Road Oakwood Rotherham S60 2UD Telephone If you require this document in another language, large print, braille or audio version, please contact Patient Information on Produced by the Rotherham School Nursing Service. August Revision due August Version: 1.0 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust All rights reserved.

7 How to contact us Contact your school for the name and telephone number of your School Nurse. As part of the National Child Health Promotion Programme, your child will be seen in school between five and six years of age, by a member of the School Nursing Team, who will measure their growth as part of the National Child Measuring Programme, and check their hearing. The results will be sent to you at home by letter. If you do not agree to your child being included in the Child Health Promotion Programme, please advise us by contacting the following. Child Health Department for Children & Young People s Services. Telephone Your School Nurse is here to help if you have any worries or concerns about your child. He/she is a qualified nurse who has had additional training, and is a member of the Community Health Team. As well as visiting school regularly, he/she has close links with Doctors, Health Visitors and other professionals caring for children. With parents agreement the School Nurse can provide a link between home and school, and act on the child s behalf. They can also provide information, advice and support on health issues to children, parents and teachers. 7

8 School Nursing Services Sustainable Forests / Low chlorine LS 29 08/11 V1 WFO Rotherham Hospital Moorgate Road Oakwood Rotherham S60 2UD Telephone

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