School nurses provide supports for school age children/young people and their families who have been identified as vulnerable and/or with specific health needs.
This includes parenting support with individual families and also in group work. The service offers health advice/support and facilitates accessing other services where appropriate.
The service plans delivers the immunisation programme, including HPV and Dip/Tet/Polio, within the school setting.
The school nursing service also provides support to education staff regarding identified medical conditions of pupils and the administration of medicines in school.