School Nursing

School Nursing 

“School Nursing aspires to be a confidential, accessible, proactive public health service using evidence-based practice, to empower children and young people to make healthy lifestyle choices."

The School Nursing Service is part of the NHS. It has a public health role and provides confidential advice and support to all children, young people, and their carer’s in a variety of settings.

Every child or young person who resides in Cambridgeshire has access to the school nursing team:

  • work in partnership with children, parents, carers, health professionals and teachers
  • promote and maintain good health of all school children
  • support a child’s specific health needs
  • enable all school children to reach their full potential.

The School Nurse always acts as the child’s advocate (voice of the child) as needed.

Schools can access, the school nursing service via the duty desk .Every young person aged 11 to 19 has access to a school nurse through the ChatHealth text service which is open from 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday year round.

All discussions with the School Nursing Team remain confidential.

However, where there is a risk of serious harm to the child/ young person, information will be shared. This will only be done after discussion with the child/ young person.

The Core Service Offers:

  • Health advice and support
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Nocturnal enuresis clinics (night time wetting) 
  • Emerging Mental Health
  • Referral onto other agencies

 Additionally the service can offer advice and support on all aspects of health, for example:

  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Safeguarding
  • Relationships
  • Health conditions—asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, anaphylaxis
  • Chronic or complex health needs
  • Drugs, alcohol and smoking
  • Domestic abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Separation and divorce
  • Sexual health advice

School Nurse enquiries, please call our 0-19 duty desk number which is 0300 029 5050


Useful Contacts

The Young Person aged 11-19 can contact a School Nurse on ChatHealth 07480635443

Keep Your Head emotional and mental health information and resources 

Kooth online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform:

The Samaritans: 116 123

Childline: 0800 1111

Chums Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service: / 0330 0581 659 

iCaSH Contraception and Sexual Health Service: / 0300 300 3030

Other useful contacts can include your local Police Community Support Officer or telephone 101

Also see:

Special Needs School Nursing 


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