The Childrens Community Team comprises of Health Visitors, School Nurses and Childrens Community Nurses and are responsible for the public health and wellbeing of children aged 0-19.
- Health visiting is a universal service offered to all families with pre-school children Heath Visiting Leaflet [572kb].
- Each family has a named Health Visitor who may visit during the antenatal period or commence visiting a day or two after the midwife has discharged the baby.
- A Health Visitor visits Alderney one day a week.
- Health visitors offer developmental assessments for babies and young children at key points in their lives. In addition health visitors offer help and advice on a range of issues such as feeding, sleeping, potty training and behaviour management.
- If health needs are identified through assessment in partnership with families, then the level of health visiting intervention is increased to meet the need.
- For families with complex needs, Health Visitors offer a high level of support usually as part of a multi-agency package.
- Child Health Clinics are run by Health Visitors to provide parents/carers with an opportunity to access information on any health issues e.g. child development, growth and minor ailments. These are held weekly at 6 venues throughout the Island and are open to anyone who wishes to discuss their child's health. The preschool booster is offered to all children at 3½ years. See leaflet for times and venues.
- The School Health Service is committed to promoting and maintaining the health of the school age population in their social and educational environment, acknowledging ever changing needs.
- A core programme of health surveillance and health promotion is offered to individuals, families and school communities.
- The health needs of individuals referred to the service, are assessed by the School Nurses and services are mobilised to meet any identified need.
- The School Nurses offer a vaccination programme to all school students routine and catch up vaccinations are available.
- For all children, young people and their families with complex/special needs School Nurses offer a high level of support, usually as part of a multi-disciplinary package, and work alongside Health Visitors in collaboration with other professionals, parents, teachers and children.
- For further information please see below,
- Information for Parents and Carers [261kb]
- Information for Young People [113kb]
- Information for Schools and Professionals [273kb]
- Immunisation [208kb]
- Contact us: The School Nurse team is based at Lukis House, The Grange, St Peter Port, GY1 2QG. Tel: 01481 725241. Email: HSSD-SchoolNurses@gov.gg
- School Nursing Leaflet [372kb]
Children's Community Nurse
- The Children's Community Nurse is based at Lukis House Childrens' Community Nurses Leaflet [1022kb].
- She liaises with pediatricians, GP's, Health Visitors, School Nurses, Frossard Ward and other health care professionals to give nursing care in the home. Her role is to help and support both parents and children in the home setting and enabling them to take responsibility for their child's health needs.
- Her case load includes children with asthma, those children requiring dressings or injections. She is the liaison nurse for children with cleft lip and palate and children that have undergone day surgery.