About the Service
Information for Schools
Information for Children and Young People
Information for Parents
Meet Your School Nurse
Referral for Health Care Plans and Health Needs Assessments
We would love to hear about your experiences of using our 0-19 services. To share your feedback, please click the links below.
School Nurse Parent Feedback Form
Young People Feedback Form
Our School Health & Wellbeing Service continues during COVID-19; however there are some changes in how the services are delivered. Some aspects of the services have been temporarily stopped and others are being provided using non-face to face methods such as video-enabled contacts, text or telephone. All the School Health Team are following NHS and Public Health England COVID-19 guidance. Face to face contact in schools will only be offered for compelling reasons based on the child/young person’s health needs; this is to comply with social distancing and social isolation guidance.
Remember: You can contact a School Nurse if you are concerned or worried about your child’s health and wellbeing – they are there to help you find the support you need.
If you want to talk to the School Health & Wellbeing team please call 0203 950 7176.
The School Health and Wellbeing service is part of our integrated 0-19 service which also includes Health Visiting and FNP. We work in partnership with schools to support children, young people and their families to ensure that pupil’s health needs are supported within their school and their community. This includes those attending a school within Tower Hamlets and those that are electively home educated.
You’re School Health and Wellbeing service is led by qualified nurses who have a Specialist Community Public Health degree and consists of Community Staff Nurses, Community Nursery Nurses, and Administrators. School Nurses work closely with a number of other services, including Education, GPs, the Voluntary Sector, Youth Services and Children's services. This partnership working enables us to be able signpost you to the most appropriate organisation to help you.
The School Health and Wellbeing service is part of our Integrated 0 - 19 Service which also includes Health Visiting, and offers support and resources for school-aged children and young people in Tower Hamlets, working in partnership with all 90 state-funded primary and secondary schools in the borough and 36 GP practices.
The team is led by Specialist Public Health Nurses and offers a range of services on a sessional or drop in basis, these include:-
- hearing and vision screening programmes,
- support for children with long-term health conditions in school,
- support for emotional health and wellbeing
- health promotion,
- nutrition support.
We are integrating the service with our Health Visiting teams with integrated pathways and roles that support children with complex needs through their childhood.