The Devon School Nursing Service operates in schools across the county, delivering health advice and support to school-aged children and young people.
The School Nursing Service across Devon is required to make sure all children and young people in Devon’s maintained schools, colleges and academies have access to a school nurse 52 weeks a year to provide information and support to all school aged children and their families.
We work in partnership with schools to support the development of health policies that impact on all children and young people, complementing any health-related classroom based programmes being delivered.
Working together with schools we:
- Support the development of health policies that impact on children and young people
- Complement health related classroom based programmes
- Support and give advice to children and young people with medical conditions, to ensure they access the whole curriculum and are not disadvantaged
- Ensure that school staff have the information they need to support children with health concerns
- Provide drop in sessions, or other forms of access for young people, in arrangement with secondary schools.
The School Nurse normally works from 09.00 until 17.00, however we will do our best to make ourselves available to you outside of these hours. We provide drop in sessions in secondary schools in arrangement with schools, colleges and academies and will be starting to run sessions in the community for all school aged children (and their parents/carers) shortly.