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Wirral

Wirral’s 5-19 School Nursing Service

 

Giving every child the best start in life is crucial to reducing health inequalities.

The foundations for development (physical, intellectual and emotional) are set in place in early childhood. What happens during these years has lifelong effects on many aspects of health and wellbeing, educational achievement and economic status. Universal and specialist public health services for children are important in promoting the health and wellbeing of all children and reducing inequalities through targeted intervention for vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families.

Our vision is to enable Wirral’s children, young people and families to access services quickly in order to be secure, healthy, have fun and achieve their full potential. In line with the Healthy Child Programme (2009), our local plan The Wirral Children and Young People’s Plan (2013) aims to improve outcomes for the children and young people of Wirral.

Wirral School nurses and our partners (Barnardo’s, Brook, and Homestart), work in collaboration with the local authority, schools, GPs youth services and many other community services to support the needs of children, young people and their families. We aim to provide a holistic, health and wellbeing service to 5-19 year olds who live or attend schools in Wirral. Support will be provided until the child’s 19th birthday and will be delivered through a combination of specific interventions and health promotion activity with a particular emphasis placed on early intervention and prevention.

We aim to deliver a confidential, non-judgmental and inclusive service which treats service users with dignity, respecting gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental health ability, religion, culture, social background and lifestyle choices.

Our school nurses work within four 0-19 Teams across Wirral including, Birkenhead, Wallasey, West Wirral and South Wirral. Every school has a named school nurse. Our service offers individual, holistic care, if we are unable to meet the needs of our children, young people and we will try and find someone who can. Our staff have a duty of care to share information safely with appropriate services if we felt children and young people were at risk. 

Cheshire East

Cheshire East’s 5-19 School Nursing Service

 

Giving every child the best start in life is crucial to reducing health inequalities.

The foundations for development (physical, intellectual and emotional) are set in place in early childhood. What happens during these years has lifelong effects on many aspects of health and wellbeing, educational achievement and economic status. Universal and specialist public health services for children are important in promoting the health and wellbeing of all children and reducing inequalities through targeted intervention for vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families.

Cheshire East School nurses, work in collaboration with the local authority, schools, GPs youth services and many other community services to support the needs of children, young people and their families. We aim to provide a holistic, health and wellbeing service to 5-19 year olds who live or attend schools in Cheshire East. Support will be provided until the child’s 19th birthday and will be delivered through a combination of specific interventions and health promotion activity with a particular emphasis placed on early intervention and prevention.

We aim to deliver a confidential, non-judgmental and inclusive service which treats service users with dignity, respecting gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental health ability, religion, culture, social background and lifestyle choices.

What we offer

What we offer

Community & Universal Service:


We offer:

  • the national childhood immunisation programme within schools
  • support, advice and guidance to other professionals and parents on a variety of topics to do with health and wellbeing
  • health and well-being checks (School Entry Assessments) in Reception and year 7
  • complete height and weight checks during school transitions in line with the National child Measuring Programme (NCMP)
  • training to staff and parents on how to manage specific health needs in school
  • drop in advice sessions both for parents and young people, including our Health Service in Schools sessions delivered in most High Schools across Wirral and Cheshire East
  • we have a key role in Public Health and contribute to the local and national programmes such supporting smoking cessation, tackling obesity, reducing teenage pregnancies, delivering immunisation programmes and much more

Universal Plus & Universal Partnership Plus Service:

  • we respond, support and refer on concerns with ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • we work in Close Partnership with other organisations as well as Health and Education such as Children’s and Young Peoples Services, Private and Voluntary Organisations.
  • we undertake Health Assessments for Looked After Children and vulnerable children, making referrals as appropriate
  • we have a key role in Safeguarding vulnerable children and young people including children and young people who have special needs and who have been excluded from mainstream education
  • we offer first level support in Child and Adolescent Mental Health issues and refer on as necessary
  • our Teenage teen, which include our partners Barnardo’s and Brook, offer targeted support for vulnerable children

 

Wellbeing Hub

 

Our 0-19 Service in Wirral runs a number of Health and Wellbeing Hubs for school aged children, young people and their families.

 

The Hubs are safe and confidential environment to discuss health related topics including: healthy eating, weight management, sleep behaviour, bed wetting, behavioural concerns, emotional wellbeing, confidence/self-esteem and lifestyle advice, as well as signposting and referrals to other services if needed.

 

Weekly Hub drop-in clinics:

 

Every Monday, 4.00pm - 6.00pm (drop-in, no appointment needed)

St Catherine’s Health Centre, Health Visitor Clinic, 1st floor, Derby Rd, Birkenhead CH42 0LQ

 

Every Tuesday, 4.00pm - 6.00pm (drop-in, no appointment needed)

Eastham Clinic, Eastham Rake, Eastham CH62 9AN

 

Every Wednesday, 4.00pm - 5.30pm (drop-in, no appointment needed)

Greasby Clinic, Greasby Road, Greasby CH49 3AT

 

Every Thursday, 4.00pm - 6.00pm (drop-in, no appointment needed)

Victoria Central Health Centre, Clinic Room, 1st floor, Mill Lane, Wallasey CH44 5UF 

 

For more information call 0151 514 0219, like us on Facebook - 0219HVHub or you can drop-in to one of our FREE sessions.

Our Partners

 

Our partners


Brook

In Partnership with our school nurses, Brook lead and deliver a friendly, effective evidence-based school and community education programme on positive sexual health relationships and risk taking behaviour in order to reduce teenage conception and chlamydia rates.

They particularly address the needs of boys and young men, in terms of consent to sex, contraception and infections which are to be considered from their perspective.

Their service offer includes:

  • condom use discussion , demonstration and provision
  • pregnancy testing options counselling if positive, support into the termination of pregnancy pathway if appropriate, post procedure counselling
  • chlamydia testing and treatment
  • emergency hormonal contraception provision
  • first line contraception and follow up
  • age appropriate introduction to community sexual health services

Barnardo’s

 
Barnardo’s work with partners including schools and the local authority to identify children and young people in need of early help and where appropriate provide support to improve their life chances and prevent abuse and neglect. They will also refer and signpost to the appropriate specialist services when needed.

Their service offer includes:

  • delivery of evidenced based behaviour change programs
  • develop, deliver and evaluate a range of health promotion programs as agreed in the areas of emotional wellbeing, tobacco control/smoke free, substance misuse in line with the national developments and guidance
  • were specified through one to one and / or group work promote the importance of good emotional health and wellbeing and the negative factors involved in risk taking behaviour including alcohol and substance misuse, self-harm and sexual activity

ADHD

ADHD

What is ADHD

If you have attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), you may have lots of energy and find it difficult to concentrate. It can be hard to control your speech and actions.

ADHD is the most common behavioural disorder in children. It usually starts at about 18 months old, but symptoms usually become noticeable between the ages of 3 and 7.

We don't know what causes ADHD but experts think it runs in families. It could also be caused by an imbalance in brain chemicals.

A related condition, ADD (attention deficit disorder) has similar symptoms, but there is less hyperactivity and the main problem is difficulty concentrating.

Symptoms of ADHD include:

  • feeling restless or fidgety
  • talking a lot and interrupting
  • becoming easily distracted
  • finding it hard to concentrate
  • saying or doing things without thinking

Just because you experience one or more of these symptoms, it doesn’t mean you’re definitely affected by ADHD.

If you have concerns with ADHD, please speak to your School or School Nurse.

Children with special/complex needs

School Nurses are responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of the programme of primary health care for children in their school. This role should be delivered in conjunction with other health professionals as appropriate. The school nurse in special school s represents a first point of contact for health related issues for children and families and works at the interface between health, social care and education. Actively supporting clinical interventions for children and young people with health needs, for example intermittent catheterisation, gastrostomy feeding and providing regular training in managing common medical conditions, for example epilepsy, diabetes, anaphylaxis, asthma and emergency medications is a key requirement of the role.

Contact

 

 

Wirral School Nurses

Tel. 0151 514 0219

  • Wallasey: Highfield Centre,Mill Lane ,Wallasey CH44 5UF
  • Birkenhead: St Catherine's Health Centre, Derby Road, Birkenhead, CH42 0LQ 
  • West Wirral: Greasby Clinic, Greasby Road, Greasby, CH49 3AT
  • South Wirral: Bridle Road Clinic, Bridle Road, Bromborough, CH62 6EE

 

Cheshire East School Nurses

  • Broken Cross Children's Centre - Tel: 0300 123 4067
  • Congleton Children's Centre - Tel: 0300 123 4311
  • Oakenclough Children's Centre, Wilmslow - Tel: 0300 123 4290
  • Knutsford Children's Centre - Tel: 0300 123 4059
  • Poynton Children's Centre - Tel: 0300 123 9273
  • Eaglebridge, Crewe - Tel: 0300 123 4578
  • Salinae, Middlewich and Immunisation Team - Tel: 0300 123 4597
  • Alsager - Tel: 0300 1234 898
  • Church View, Nantwich - Tel: 0300 1234 929
  • School Nurse Immunisation Team - Tel: 0300 123 4607



Resources

Resources

Referral Form 

0-19 Health and Wellbeing Service Referral Form

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 July 2018 14:09

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