Follow the links below for more useful information for parents and carers.
Who are we?
The school nurse service aims to promote and support the health and wellbeing of all school aged children aged five to 19 years old. School nurses work together with children, young people, parents, carers and professionals to help keep children healthy throughout their school years, in order for them to reach their full potential and make informed, healthy lifestyle choices.
School nurses are qualified nurses with various additional qualifications. All school nurse caseload holders have a specialist public health qualification and/or extensive experience of working with children, young people and their families.
School nurses provide confidential advice, care and support to children, young people, parents and carers through a range of key services including:
- Anaphylaxis and asthma training for schools, children, young people and their families
- Crucial Crew and Safety Scene health promotion
- Day and night time wetting (enuresis) clinics across Shropshire
- Health education and promotion
- HPV vaccinations
- National Childhood Measurement Programme (NCMP) for reception and year 6 children
- Safeguarding and support for children in need
- Secondary school and community health drop-in sessions
- Support with individual health needs and long-term health conditions
The people we see
School nurses offer services to school aged children between the ages of 5 to 19 years old who attend local state schools and some special schools.
Each primary and secondary school has an allocated named school nurse. Children, young people, parents and carers can self refer by contacting their named school nurse on the appropriate telephone number listed to the right of this page.
School staff and multi agencies can refer by using the school nurse referral form.
Confidential appointments are offered to secondary school pupils, using Fraser guidelines, in the school and some community youth settings.
Services we do not offer
School nurses do not undertake vision testing in school; this is carried out by the sensory inclusion service who offer this during your child's first year in school.
What you should bring with you
If we need you to bring anything with you to your appointment, we will notify you of this beforehand.
Frequently asked questions
- How do we contact our school nurse?
You can phone the appropriate school nurse base listed on this page or telephone your child's school and ask for the contact details of your named school nurse.