Our school nursing service carries out the National Child Measurement Programme and School Health Needs Assessments and also provides advice on health promotion and health issues for older children and teenagers.
Each school will have a designated school nurse who will co-ordinate our health input to school and any requests for support from children, young people or their families.
Parents and carers will be sent information about the visits that the school nurse makes to the school and permission will be sought for the National Child Measurement Programme when this takes place. The team will deliver the National Health Management Programme in reception and year 6.
They will also undertake a School Health Needs Assessment questionnaire in reception (completed by parents), year 6 and year 9 (completed by pupils). The purpose of the questionnaire is to identify any additional needs or concerns that may require support from our services, or appropriate signposting to other services.
The school nurse team will also facilitate ‘drop in’ sessions for high school pupils.
Children and young people in East and Central Lancashire can also contact our Chat Health service by texting 07507 330 510. The service is available Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (except bank holidays). During these times we aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours. Find out more about Chat Health here.
Parents and carers will receive information about the School Nursing Service via your child’s school or you can contact us on the telephone number below:
Contact number: 0300 247 0040
Please note that school nurses do not send text messages as their first contact with parents unless it is following the reception health questionnaire when your child starts school. If you receive a text message requesting information about your child from anyone purporting to be a school nurse, please DO NOT engage. To check the viability of the request received, please contact the Lancashire Healthy Young People and Families Service Single Point of Access on 0300 247 0040.