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Specialist School Nursing Team

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
Behaviour, Emotional Wellbeing and Puberty

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.


Who to contact

Specialist School Nursing Team Office
01473 275800

Schools served by SSN Team;

Bury St Edmunds

Priory School

Riverwalk School


Churchill Free Special School


The Bridge School

Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy

Stone Lodge Academy


Hillside Special School

Where to go

Area served

Other details

Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

The team have a referral process (see attached referral form) however, there is an open access systems for parents/carers and professionals to call or email for advice.

Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Young people

The SSN team work closely with the Learning Disability Nursing (Behaviour Support) team with referrals stepped up and down between the two teams depending on needs and previous support offered. 

'Contact a Family' have produced some very good publications for behaviour and sleep, please use the links below to access these: 

Contact a Family - Behaviour

Contact a Family - Sleep


Family First - supporting families through change

Family First


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Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Health Visiting, Children’s Centre and School Nursing Services provide support for the needs of children and young people with a range of additional needs, some of which are complex.  Where appropriate professionals contribute to the Education Health and Care Plan assessment process, and the ongoing intervention packages required to support children of all ages, whether in early years, mainstream or special school settings.  All our staff are aware of the SEND reforms and are active participants where children/young people are known to their services.

Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Learning difficulties

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