Special Needs School Nursing Service

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Available at the following locations

  • Blackburn with Darwen
    • Chorley & South Ribble
      • East Lancashire
        • Preston
          • West Lancashire

            Summary

            The special needs school nursing service exists to provide skilled evidence based care to all special needs children and their families in the special school settings,  providing support for the parents, carers and school staff in meeting the health needs of children with complex needs 

            What we do

            • Providing holistic care for all children with special needs registered to a special school
            • Supporting special school staff by providing appropriate training around specific nursing needs and tasks.
            • Working in partnership with other agencies statutory, private and voluntary sectors in order to meet the complex health needs of children registered to a special school and their families throughout East Lancs.
            • To promote social inclusion with children at special school for families that through disability find themselves disadvantaged.
            • Acting as key worker  for children registered at special school and their families
            • To identify those children who are at risk of being harmed either physically or emotionally and act accordingly in line with child protection policy.
            • To contribute to the Common Assessment Framework and Team around the Child process to ensure that children’s additional and safeguarding needs are fully identified and communicatedTo identify those children who are at risk of being harmed either physically or emotionally and act accordingly in line with child protection policy.
            • To contribute to the Common Assessment Framework and Team around the Child process to ensure that children’s additional and safeguarding needs are fully identified and communicated

            How to access the service

            How to access the service

            All Children Attending One Of The 12 Special Needs Schools Will Have Access To The Special Needs School Nursing Service. There is no referral process.

            Care pathways include
            • Entry into school
            • Assessment
            • Care planning
            • Review
            • Condition specific
            • Discharge /Transition Planning

            Where the service is provided

            The service is provided in the special needs schools as listed below;
            • Pendle Community High School and College – Oxford Road, Nelson
            • Pendle View Primary – Gibfield Road, Colne
            • Ridgewood Community High School – Eastern Avenue, Burnley
            • Hollygrove School – Barden Lane, Burnley
            • White Ash – Thwaites Road, Oswaldtwistle
            • Broadfield – Fielding Lane, Oswaldtwistle
            • Newfield - Blackburn
            • Sir Tom Finney – Blackpool Road, Preston
            • Acorns – Blackpool Road, Preston
            • Coppice – Ash Grove, Bamber Bridge
            • Mayfield- Gloucester Road, Chorley

            How to contact us:

            Clinical Lead – Julie Brannon

            Tel - 07932 802414
            e-mail - Julie.brannon@lancashirecare.nhs.uk
            Available Mon – Fri 08.30 – 17.00

            Volunteering

            Involvement and experience