Each school has a named school nurse who work together with the wider team to deliver the Healthy Child Programme to children aged 4 to 19 years within Sefton. The team consists of school nurses (some of whom hold a specialist practitioner qualification), community staff nurses, clinical and administrative support workers
As a team they offer:
- Advice, information and support on all aspects of health and well-being encompassing both physical and emotional health
- A health needs assessment in the form of the Lancaster model online questionnaire which is completed by parents of reception aged children and pupils in years 6, 9 and 11. (Letters will be sent to parents during the school year to inform them of when these will be completed)
- Health screening for all reception aged children which includes height, weight, vision and hearing
- Annual health assessments for looked after children
- Support for young carers
- We play an active role in safeguarding vulnerable children and young people
- We work with families, children and young people and can offer health assessment, targeted interventions and further referrals according to needs identified
Formby 0-19 team
Tel: 01704 395 723
School Immunisations Team
The Vaccination and Immunisation service exists to ensure the safe and effective delivery of all vaccine programmes within Sefton, and to maintain standards of clinical excellence.
There are a variety of vaccinations that need to be given at specific points during childhood, in order to protect against disease in later life.
There are also recommended vaccines for adults of certain ages or for those who suffer from chronic disease.
Telephone: 0151 247 6130