School Nursing

Special School Nurses support children, families and education staff through competencies in Paediatrics, Learning Disabilities and Public School Health Nursing. Our School Nurse works Tuesdays and Wednesdays and alternate Fridays every week at our school.  Services provided by Special School Nurses may include:

  • Routine Health Surveillance and health promotion in Special Schools, contributing to the Healthy Schools agenda.
  • Care planning and supporting clinical assessments and interventions in school for individual children.
  • Health intervention training for education staff, in skills required to meet child’s needs (such as epilepsy care and administering medications)
  • Advice and assistance in responding to first aid/emergency situations.
  • Annual health reviews for all children and Looked After Child reviews.
  • Promoting continence/providing continence support, with six monthly re-assessments.
  • Sexual health and staying safe for vulnerable young people.
  • Behavioural management support and Parenting Programmes.
  • Support transition to adult services.

CAMHS provide an equitable model of care to all children and young people in Worcestershire. Details of which can be accessed from:

https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/camhs/

There are resources and advice within the webpages and additional support during COVID 19.

A summary of services available includes:

Reach 4 Wellbeing –  Group intervention vis groups that promotes and supports the wellbeing of children and young people who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety.

CAST (Consultation, Advice, Supervision and Training) – provides a comprehensive mental health specific service available to any professional working in Worcestershire’s wider children’s workforce (such as teachers and Social Workers)

CAMHS Plus – supports children and young people experiencing a mental health crisis. The service also undertakes ward assessments for those admitted to the paediatric ward for self-harm and suicidal ideation.

Specialist CAMHS – assesses and treats those with significant mental ill health in order to promote recovery. 

Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Service – a specialist service within the Worcestershire CAMHS team that specifically treats eating disorders in children and young people between the ages of 8 to 17 and ½.

Integrated Services for Looked After Children –  supports looked after children from 0-18 years of age, who may need help with their health, emotional wellbeing and their mental health.

Youth Justice Service and CAMHS (CAMHS YOT) – supports those up to the age of 18 years and who are open to the Youth Justice Service.

Paediatric OT Advice Line A5 Flyer

Paediatric Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy and Specialist Play (Update January 2021)

Sam Jauncey

School Nurse