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School Nurses

School nurses promote health and emotional wellbeing in schools and in the community offering confidential advice, care and support on an individual basis to children and young people aged 5 - 19, parents, carers and also educational staff.

They provide a variety of services such as healthcare and sex education within schools, carrying out developmental screening, undertaking health interviews and immunisation programmes. School nurses can be employed by the local health authority, community NHS providers or by school directly.

If you are worried about a child or need more advice on any of the subjects mentioned above contact your school nurse.

Torquay School Nurse Team
Union House
4th Floor
Union Street
Torquay TQ1 3YA

Tel: Duty School Nurse 07825027716

School Nurse Admin Hub 0300 333 5352 Monday - Friday 09.00 - 17.00

Who to contact

Telephone
01803 219814
01803 696775
E-mail
torbayschoolnurseteam@nhs.net
Website
http://www.torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/school-nursing/

Where to go

Postcode
TQ1 3YA

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
From 5 years 0 months to 19 years 0 months
Age Ranges
From 5 years 0 months to 19 years 0 months

Local Offer

Description

SEN Information

What criteria must be satisfied before children and young people can access this provision/service?
School nurses provide a variety of services such as providing healthcare, carrying out developmental screening, undertaking health interviews and immunisation programmes. School Nurses promote health and emotional wellbeing in schools and in the community offering confidential advice, care and support on an individual basis to children and young people aged 5 - 19, parents, carers and also educational staff.
School Nurses offer a Universal Service
 
How do we identify the particular healthcare needs of a child or young person with special educational needs?
The School Nurse in Torbay work alongside colleagues in health and education to provide practical help and support to children and families with special education needs.

How do we consult with parents and/or children and young people about their needs?
School nurses may meet with parents, guardians, children and young adults in schools or within the community at a variety of locations such as clinics or at their homes.
 
What is our approach to meeting the healthcare needs of children and young people with special educational needs?
School nurses will liaise with education and health services to ensure that all children are treated in accordance with their needs.

How will we ensure we get the services, provision and equipment that children and young people need?
School nurses work within the community and can offer support with accessing any other services who may be better suited for the child or young person’s needs.
 
How is this provision funded?
The school nurse service is a free universal service for all families within Torbay. The service is commissioned & funded through the Torbay Council.

How do we support children and young people with special educational needs moving from children’s services to adult’s services?
School nurses work within a 5-19 age range if health support is required beyond this then they will assist the young person in finding the best possible service for their individual needs.
 
How do we assess and review progress towards agreed outcomes, and how are parents, children and young people involved in this process?
School nurses communicate with clients and young people on a regular basis through a variety of media; this may involve phone calls, emails and letters.
Young people are consulted at all stages if appropriate.

How do we assess the effectiveness of our healthcare provision and how are parents, children and young people involved in this assessment?
All feedback is gratefully received via the Engagement and Feedback Team, Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust, Bay House, Nicholson Road, Torquay, TQ2 7TD   Tel : 01803 217397
Email: feedback.t-sd@nhs.net

How do we ensure that healthcare staff and other staff have the expertise needed to support children and young people with special educational needs?
The school nurse team comprise of specialist community public health nurses, registered nurses, and nursery nurses. The team have regular specialist training to ensure that all the most relevant and up to date practice can be shared with our clients to achieve best practice.

How can parents, children and young people make a complaint about our provision?
If you have any concerns or wish to make a complaint, please contact: Engagement and Feedback Team, Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust, Bay House, Nicholson Road, Torquay, TQ2 7TD  Tel:  01803 217397
Email: feedback.t-sd@nhs.net

How can parents, children and young people get more information about the setting?
For more information you can access the School Nurse Website via the link below
http://www.torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/services/school-nursing/