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The special schools nursing service aims to provide open access to a nursing service for children and young people with a learning disability, mental health concerns and complex health needs in Wandsworth who are attending a special needs school in the borough, the Pupil Referral Units (PRU), Youth Offending Team or children and young people who are not receiving an education.

The team provides a Continence Service that assesses and supplies continence products for children from 4 to 18 years old.

What we offer:

  • School nursing services for children with learning, physical and mental health disabilities, based on assessed needs of the individual child
  • Health promotion to meet the needs of children and young people with disabilities
  • Advice and support to prevent harm to children
  • Support for children to have greater choice over their lives and person centred health plans
  • Support for children and parents to access the healthcare they need to help them live a healthy life
  • Prompt, appropriate, confidential, accessible and evidence-based treatment and advice to enable children to access services and making referrals when required.
  • To enable children to acquire new skills whilst maintaining existing skills; and support them to achieve their full potential. Working within a multi-therapy team to provide the best service
  • Support and training for school staff to manage healthcare issues and enable children to access school based activities
  • The children’s continence services liaise with and advise other health professionals and parents to support their child.