In Norfolk, school nursing services are delivered by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust. The school nursing service is part of the Norfolk Healthy Child Programme 5-19 Pathway.
Who is the service for?
The team provides a service to all children of statutory school age and their families and/or carers. The team works with children and young people attending:
- Complex needs schools
Short stay schools
They also offer their services if a child is home schooled or not in education. Contact can be arranged in a variety of settings. This includes school, a health clinic or at home.
The school nursing service follows on from health visiting services, which are provided for children age 0-5.
What services does the school nursing team offer?
The team works with children, young people and their families so they take an active role in making healthy life choices. They offer support and advice in the following areas:
- Sexual health and healthy relationships
- Healthy lifestyles e.g. sleep, stopping smoking, alcohol and drug misuse, healthy eating
- Transition when starting school
- Moving to high school and leaving school
- Health issues impacting on school attendance
- Health literacy – advice on accessing other health services and resources
- Hearing and vision screening (for Reception age children)
- Requesting hearing tests
- Requesting an annual contact if you have a children with additional needs and/ or a disability
- National childhood measurement programme (for children in Reception and Year 6)
- ChatHealth a confidential text messaging service for 11-19-year-olds
- Safeguarding of vulnerable children and young people, working closely with other agencies
Find further information on the Just One Norfolk website.
How to contact the team or make a referral
Call Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or text Parentline on 07520 631590. Opening hours are 8am - 6pm Monday-Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) and 9am - 1pm on Saturday.