Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

NHS - School Nursing Service

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Type of service:
Health Services
Address:
Sudborough House, St Mary's Hospital,Kettering,Northamptonshire,NN15 7PW
Telephone number:
0300 1111 022 (option 4)
Email address:
Service description:
The service helps promote the physical, mental, social, and emotional health of children, young people (of school age), and their families by offering health and wellbeing clinics across the county. All children and young people in Northamptonshire have an allocated school nurse team led by a specialist school nurse.

The team has specialist school nurses who are qualified nurses with additional specialist training. They work collaboratively with other agencies to provide the best possible care for children, young people and families.

You can access school nursing clinics at a time and location that best meets your needs. When a child enters school or moves to the area, the local school nursing teams are informed via liaison with their health visiting colleagues or transfer area. Contact with the child and family takes place at school entry via a school readiness review.

If you are new to an area, you can contact the school nurse team through the school your child is attending or directly with the local team. You can refer your child to this service.

Your child will be offered a review of growth, emotional and physical development at regular intervals in the school setting or at an alternative clinic setting if required.

Clinics are usually available 9am to 5pm weekdays, with some extended clinic times at the start and end of the day. You can contact your school nursing team for information and advice about your child’s health and development or parenting issues. For example, sleeping, eating, minor illness, behaviour and routines, emotional health and wellbeing, or information about local children’s services.

ChatHealth

ChatHealth is free and confidential school nurse texting service for young people aged 11 to 19 years (up to 25 if you are a young person with SEND who is still in education). It’s an easy way to ask for help about a range of issues, or make an appointment with a school nurse. Text them on: 07937947966.

The service is available Monday to Friday (9am to 4pm), excluding Bank Holidays. Texts will be responded to by the Northamptonshire School Nursing Team within one working day.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
5 years - 19 years
Referral route:
  • Via Service Administration Hub
  • Via Your Child's School
Last updated on:
09/08/2017
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