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On this page you will find a wealth of resources associated to the work we do. Our resources are split into three categories; Downloads, wherein you will find a host of documents, powerpoint presentations and pdf files which you can download to your computer; Links, wherein you will discover a list of website articles and external documents which you can access; and Past Journals, where you will find full electronic copies of our previous Journal publications from the 2013-2014 period.

 

Through regular updating of our website, we endeavour to ensure that this section also includes the most up to date policy, practice and guidance, with which to underpin the work of School and Public Health Nurses. Keep checking our latest news articles and our social media channels as these are likely to contain the most up to date information.

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The National Childhood Flu Information Programme

The Department of Health School Nurse Development Programme have brought together all information and resources currently available to support School and Public Health Nurses in understanding and implementing the new UK-wide childhood flu immunisation programme.

 

Health Visiting to School Nursing Pathway

This pathway contains evidence based information and guidance for professionals from the pre-school to school transition period and promotes improved partnership working.

 

Safeguarding Pathway

This is a professional guidance document which defines the safeguarding principles and professional contributions in relation to the new service visions for Health Visitors and School Nurses. It is intended to support and inform practitioners and colleagues working alongside these professional groups.

 

Youth Justice Pathway

This pathway contains evidence based information on guidance for professionals from the School Nursing and Youth Justice services and promotes improved partnership working.

 

Health and Social Care Professionals Fact sheet

Aimed at Health and Social Care Professionals, this fact sheet outlines the role and service offer from school nursing, together with how effective services can improve health outcomes for school aged children.

 

Head Teachers and Governors fact sheet

Developed with and aimed at Head teachers, this fact sheet outlines the role and service offer from school nursing, together with how effective services can improve health outcomes for school aged children based around Ofsted requirements. This will also be of interest to governors.

 

Elected Members briefing

Aimed at Las and LMCS, this fact sheet outlines the role and service offer from school nursing, together with how effective services can improve health outcomes for school aged children. Published in partnership with LGA.

 

Supporting children & young people with diabetes:
RCN guidance for nurses in schools & early years settings

This document outlines the principles that health care professionals and education staff should apply to ensure the needs of children and young people with diabetes are met. The aim is to ensure that children and young people receive appropriate intensive therapies, without prejudicing their health or education.
Publisher: Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Published Date: 09/12/2013.

Books

Health (2009)

Written by: Sharon White

Published by: The Fostering Network

Health in Residential Childcare (2007)

Written by: Zarine Katrak, Sharon White
Published by: The National Children's Bureau

Health of Looked After Children and Young People (2006)

Written by: Kathy Dunnet, Imelda Callowhill, Janet Butterfield, Sharon White

Published by: Russell House Publishing

School Nurse's Survival Guide (1995)

Written by: Richard M. Adams

Published by: Prentice Hall

We, as a key partner of the Department of Health School Nurse Development Programme have worked to produce the following resources to support the implementation of Getting it right for children and young people and families: Maximising the contribution of the school nursing team: Vision and call to action 2012. Below are a wide array of links associated with the work we have done.

 

Professional Mobilisation Products School aged children and young people (5-19):

 

Getting to know your Health Visiting and school Nursing Service

This information sharing leaflet for the health visiting and school nursing services has been developed by the Department of Health. The leaflet is aimed at parents and includes sections such as: What your local service does; Who are health visitors and school nurses?; How can health visitors support you and your child 0-5 years?; How can school nurses support you and your child 5-19 years?

 

Domestic Violence and Abuse Pathway

This guidance helps health professionals to recognise factors that may indicate domestic violence and abuse and describes steps to ensure appropriate support and referral where necessary. It highlights best practice, information and learning resources.

 

Healthy Child Programme

Developed by the Department of Health and Department for Children, Schools and Families in 2009, The Healthy Child Programme for the early life stages focuses on a universal preventative service, providing families with a programme of screening, immunisation, health and development reviews, supplemented by advice around health, wellbeing and parenting.

 

e-LfH Healthy Child Programme Modules

The Department of Health supported the development of this key resource which was created to meet the CPD needs of current and future HVs and SNs in respect of key aspects of delivering the Healthy Child Programme.

 

School Nurse NHS Careers Film

This film gives information about the career path of school nurses.  It is aimed at people considering school nursing as a career, and shows school nurses talking about their day to day responsibilities and duties and young people’s experiences of the service.

 

NHS Careers School Nursing Toolkit

The toolkit takes a fresh look at what modern-day school nurses do and the difference they make to young people and their families. It contains all the information and materials you need to talk to young people about school nursing as a career option, perhaps as part of a careers talk.

 

Young people’s materials

Developed with and aimed at young people, this fact sheet outlines the role and service offer from school nursing, together with how effective services can support young people. The poster and PowerPoint presentation can be adapted for local use.

 

School nurse champions - putting young people at the heart of school nursing

The British Youth Council and the North West Regional Youth Work Unit have developed a package of support to help schools to develop a school nurse champion scheme.

Publisher: British Youth Council.  Published Date: 16/01/2014.

 

School and community nurses supporting young carers

This online resource aims to help school nurses and their teams to support young carers – that is, children and young people with caring responsibilities. It will also be of interest to children’s community nurses and health visitors.

Publisher: Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Published Date: 08/12/2013

 

Teach asthma a lesson next term!

There is a dramatic rise in the number of children rushed to hospital for their asthma in the autumn term. In order to reverse this frightening statistic, Asthma UK has launched a ‘Teach asthma a lesson next term!’ campaign to urge parents, healthcare professionals and schools to act now to help prevent the ‘back to school’ asthma epidemic.
Publisher: Asthma UK. Published Date: 06/09/2013.

 

NHS Careers: school nursing toolkit

School nurses are in a unique position to talk to young people about their career as a school nurse. This toolkit takes a fresh look at what modern-day school nurses do and the difference they make to young people and their families. It contains all the information and materials you need to talk to young people about school nursing as a career option, perhaps as part of a careers talk.

Publisher: NHS Careers. Published Date: 01/08/2013.

 

Domestic violence and abuse – professional guidance
(Health visiting and school nursing programmes: supporting implementation of the new service model)

This guidance helps health professionals to recognise factors that may indicate domestic violence and abuse and describes steps to ensure appropriate support and referral where necessary. It highlights best practice, information and learning resources. This guidance acknowledges that because of the role of midwives, health visitors and school nurses, they are often one of the first to become aware of domestic violence and abuse issues within families. They therefore have a significant part to play.

Publisher: Department of Health (DH). Published Date: 24/06/2013.

 

Lead member for children’s services briefing on school health service

This briefing for lead members for children’s services summarises the school health service and how school nurses can support its delivery.

Publisher: Department of Health (DH). Published Date: 22/04/2013.

 

World Health Organisation Growth Charts (UK)

A complete suite of charts for all uses ranging from child health surveillance to detailed monitoring of children with health problems.

 

e-LfH Children's Emotional and Additional Health Needs Learning Modules

Developed by SAPHNA and supported by Public Health England to meet the learning needs of current

and future health visitors and school nurses.

 

Share Good Times Not Flu

Developed in partnership with SAPHNA and the PSHE Association; supported by Astra Zeneca. Excellent resources for professionals, schools, children and families re: the childhood flu programme.

 

Promoting emotional well-being and positive mental health of children and young people

 

Developing strong relationships and supporting positive sexual health

 

Supporting the health and well-being of young carers

 

Making Health Services Adolescent Friendly

 

Fredworm

 

123 Against HPV

Past journals

SAPHNA have been producing journals since we were first established in 2006, it remains the only journal dedicated to School and Public Health Nursing. We have recently moved on from publishing hard-copied Journals and are now producing a monthly e-mail Newsletter via our website, which you can subscribe to here or using the form at the bottom of any page.

 

Below is a small selection of journals from the 2013-2014 period.

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