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The school nursing service works across education and health to deliver a range of support and interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people. They have a particular role in:
- Health protection – providing immunisations and vaccinations and screening programmes as appropriate;
- Identifying the health needs of children - undertaking health assessments at key stages and weighing and measuring reception age and Year 6 children as part of the National Child Measurement Programme.
- Health Promotion – providing general advice and support to promote health and reduce risk taking behaviours and delivery of targeted and planned PSHE sessions.
- Supporting children and families with additional needs – including identification of need and ensuring that they receive an appropriate level of support.
- Safeguarding children – through early detection and intervention and working with partners to address safeguarding concerns.
Each school in Cheshire East has a designated school nurse. The service can also support young people who have left school up to the age of 19 through delivery of the service in community settings.