Services for Children and Young People.
Compass Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service
Compass provides the Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service (formerly known as the ‘School Nursing Service’). This confidential service is freely available to all school-aged children and young people from 5-19 years old (up to 25 years old for people with special educational needs) and their families and carers.
Flexible services delivered across the county
Our healthcare professionals and support teams deliver preventative and universal public health programmes in schools across the county, as well as in youth centres, children’s centres, homes and other locations in the community.
Our team comprises Qualified School Nurses, Community Staff Nurses, Healthcare Support Workers and Administrators, who operate out of three administrative hubs in the North, East and South of the county. These teams work flexibly to best meet the needs of children, young people and their families.
Our School Health & Wellbeing Service activities include:
- Annual height and weight measurements of Reception and Year 6 pupils as part of the National Childhood Measurement Programme.
- Annual health and development questionnaires for Reception and Year 6 pupils.
- Annual health reviews for ‘Looked After Children’ in partnership with the LAC Health team and Children’s Social Care.
- Contributing to education and healthcare plans for children and young people with long-term health conditions or complex medical needs.
- Support for schools in developing annual school public health plans and reviewing health-related policies, including the delivery of PSHE in the curriculum.
Support for physical and mental health and wellbeing
We provide support on a wide range of topics covering physical health, mental health and wellbeing and positive lifestyle choices. These include access to screening and immunisation, supporting long-term conditions (such as epilepsy, diabetes, asthma and allergies), reducing accidental injury, promoting emotional health and wellbeing, smoking, drugs and alcohol awareness, relationships and contraception, maintaining healthy eating habits and much more.
Making healthcare easily accessible to everyone
We provide services directly via individual appointments, ‘open access’ clinics in schools, or group-based sessions, depending on individual needs and preferences. We will also ensure follow-up referrals to other specialists and medical professionals, where appropriate.
Safeguarding children and young people from risk of harm is central to our work. This requires close working relationships with schools, Children and Family services, health services and other agencies working with children and their families.
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Tel: 03300 245 204
(Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)
Please note: You do not need to complete a referral form to access the service. Interpretation and translation services can be arranged on request.
About Compass Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service
The service is responsible for delivering key elements of the universal Healthy Child Programme; leading, delivering and evaluating preventative services and universal public health programmes within both school and community settings.
This service is a continuation of the services delivered by the Health Visiting Team, provided by South Warwickshire Foundation Trust.