School Nurse Service

What do school nurses do?

The School Nursing service offers all parents and carers in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, the opportunity for their child to have a health assessments & reviews during their children’s school years from reception through to leaving secondary education.  This includes children educated at home, it does not, however,  include children whose parents/carers have opted to attend private schools.  

We provide confidential support and advice that promotes the best possible health and educational outcomes for your child. We also offer confidential advice and support to young people in secondary schools as they request it by use of our Drop-in visits.

We can help if you have concerns about your child’s health such as weight, behaviour or continence problems (night and day time wetting).

School Nurses have three main roles:

  • To give confidential advice and care to children, young people and parents or carers.
  • To support young people to look after their physical and emotional health
  • To direct young people to the right services
  • To guide and support children transitioning into secondary education and adult services

Self-Referrals

You can request a health assessment anytime for your child by self referring via the Early Help Hub for an appointment.

For advice about self-referral, please access www.cornwall.gov.uk/earlyhelp, or email earlyhelphub@cornwall.gov.uk or tel: 01872 322277.

How to contact your School Nurse

For more basic advice, guidance, signposting about your child’s health you can also

Contact the Client Advice Line on 01872 322779