School nursing

Local school nursing services

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.

Page last reviewed: 11 July 2022

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