Every secondary school and primary school in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot has an identified Specialist Public Health School Nurse. This service is free and available to everyone – call 01639 862801. Your details will be taken and you’ll then receive a telephone call from the School Nurse. If you prefer, you can opt for a video meeting.
The School Nursing Service aims to promote the health of the school-aged population and ensures help, advice and support is available to children, parents, guardians and carers.
When children enter reception class the care of your child is transferred from the Health Visitor to the School Nurse.
The School Nurse aims to inform, educate and support children and young people to make healthy lifestyle choices to enable them to become healthy adults.
The School Nursing Service is delivered by a team of School Nurses and other health professionals based in the community.
School Nursing Service can give advice on
- School Entry and parental worries
- Height, Weight and Vision Screening (Reception)
- |Immunisations including Fluenz, HPV, DTP & Men ACWY
- Health Education/Promotion
- Relationship and Sex Education i.e. growing up, puberty and body changes
- Referrals to other agencies e.g. Optometrist, Dietician, Paediatrician, Help me Quit smoking, Sexual Health Services
- Emotional Health and Well Being
The School Nurse has a special role providing a link between school, home and the community and will respond to any concerns on an individual basis.
This is an important time in your child’s life. The School Nursing Service is available throughout your child’s time in school to discuss and address any concerns you may have