The Specialist School Nursing Team are a county wide service providing support for parents, carers and schools in assessing and promoting the physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people attending special schools, with the overall aim of improving health outcomes and enabling young people to achieve their full potential. The SSN Team offer out reach support for children and young people aged 3-19 years with additional needs that attend mainstream schools.
The team run workshops for parents and carers throughout the year. during term-time, at venues across the county. Workshops offered are;
Adventures of toilet training
Negotiating puberty and adolescence
The SSN Team also coordinate continence product provision for children and young people aged between 4-18 years.
The SSN Team consists of; 1 School Nurse, 3 Staff Nurses 2 Child Health Advisors and 1 Business Support Coordinator. The team works closely with partner agencies including social workers, foster carers, health and education for the benefit of the child / young person.