Devon School Nursing Service

School nursing

The School Nursing Service provides information and support to school-aged children and their families who live in Devon or who attend a Devon school.

We work in partnership with schools and other services to identify those children and young people who may be supported by the School Nursing service. This can also include working with schools to support their management of pupils with medical conditions, and contributing to policies which impact on health.

Working together with schools we:

  • identify health needs across the school population and plan how we will work together to deliver the core offer over the academic year;
  • identify children and young people who may require support at transition;
  • deliver the National Childhood Measurement Programme (NCMP);
  • identify children and young people who may be missing from education and where there may be a need for public health nursing support;
  • provide support, and advice in relation to toileting issues, healthy lifestyles, sleep routines and mental health and wellbeing;
  • work with Devon Partnerships as part of Early Help, SEND and safeguarding as appropriate;
  • provide appointment clinics for young people in arrangement with secondary schools.

    Public Health Nursing Hubs

    The hubs are a single point of contact for families and professionals for all Public Health Nursing Services across a specified geographical area.  They bring together clinicians and administrative processes for phone advice, scheduling appointments, and triaging referrals and information received.

    Southern Hub: 0333 234 1901
    Lescaze Offices, Shinners Bridge, Dartington, TQ9 6JE

    Texting service

    A texting service specifically for parents/carers is available. Text a Health Visitor on 07520 631 721 to get confidential information and advice.

    Further Information

    Follow the link below for more information on the service:


    This includes services such as: Learning Disability Team, Speech and Language Therapy, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Occupational Therapy, Community Children’s Nursing Service, Autism Spectrum Assessment Service, Specialist Children’s Assessment Centres, Specialist School Nurses, Children in Care Service, Palliative Care Service, and Devon’s Family Information Service for Children with Additional Needs.

    You can self refer and information to support this is available online or by speaking to one of the team.
    Web: https://childrenandfamilyhealthde
    Tel: 0330 024 5321