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 Children's Community Nurses Leaflet [1Mb] and their sphere of work includes following up children:
- Who have recently been discharged from hospital (both here and from the UK)
- Children requiring dressings and injections
- Who have complex conditions and ongoing medical needs
- The community children's nurses have a specialist qualification in the management of Type 1 diabetes in children and young people, they work in conjunction with the paediatrician and families in the management of diabetes.