What our Wigan Borough School Nursing service does
We aim to provide a high quality service to all school aged children and young people in the Wigan Borough by:
- providing prevention and early intervention services
- health screening
- addressing key public health issues
- for example sexual health
- emotional health and wellbeing issues
- drug, alcohol and tobacco misuse.
We aim to work with other professionals and agencies in order for children and young people to stay healthy, achieve and attend school.
We deliver the national immunisation programme across the school aged population.
As well as our core offer, we provide support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities by providing information, signposting and referring onto other appropriate professionals.
Who we see
We see children and young people aged 5-19 years.
Universal is offered to every child.
Universal Plus is when your child needs further support.
The School Nurses will provide support in writing individual care plans with parents/carers and school staff, they will liaise with other professionals and will provide training in schools around anaphylaxis and auto-injector adrenaline pen.
Universal Partnership Plus when your child needs extra support in partnership with other services.
School nurses can contribute to a child/young person’s Education and Health Care plan if requested to do so and work with other professionals to achieve the best outcomes for children and young people.
School Nursing staff see children and young people who live and attend schools in the Wigan Borough and also those children and young people who attend schools in the Wigan Borough but live outside of it.