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School Nurse

 

Our School Nurse team works within schools and the wider community to:

 

  • Provide health advice to help children and young people make the best of their education

 

  • Provide advice and support to parent/carers and schools

 

  • Support young people to look after their own health

 

  • Direct children and their families to the right services.

 

  • Undertake review of growth as part of National Child Measurement programme (Reception   and Year 6).

 

  • Identify health needs and trends at a community level to inform current and future services and allocation of resources.

 

As a parent you can talk to the School Nurse about any health concerns for your child which may include:

 

  • Healthy lifestyle choices - including healthy eating and physical activity

  • Worries about your child’s physical and mental health       

  • Body shape or size                                                    

  • Stress at school or at home                                    

  • Management of a health condition                            

  • Keeping safe

  • Friendships and bullying                                            

  • Sleep                    

  • Bladder and bowel issues (toileting advice)

 

 At the current time this may also include worries associated with the impact Coronavirus may have had on you and your family, or concerns about your child starting or returning to school.

 

When we work with families, confidentiality and information sharing will be discussed with you. If there is a concern that someone may be suffering, or is at risk of significant harm information is shared following safeguarding procedures.

You can find more information online at: www.healthforkids.co.uk/devon

Contact Details:

North Devon, Torridge and Okehampton area:

Email: northernphnhub@devon.gov.uk

 T: 0333 234 1904

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