Whether your little one has just started school in Wolverhampton or you are thinking about moving from primary to secondary, the 0-19 team are here to offer you advice, support, information to help you and your family to be as healthy as possible. Being a parent may be challenging from time to time and your 0-19 service is available to offer you the help and support you may need, such as if you child has a medical condition, a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) or perhaps there are concerns about the safety of your child.
We offer all children the following assessments:
- In reception year and year 6 you will be asked to complete a health questionnaire – this helps us to know if your child has any health issues that we can support you with
- In reception year and year 6 we will do a health assessment including your child’s height, weight and basic vision test
- In year 1 we will undertake a hearing screening test
- Health assessments are also offered for children and young people who are educated at home
- A school nurse for the special schools will support a child and family with their health needs including support at medicals and with the development of your child’s Education Health Care Plan (EHCP)
In addition, school nurses support children in school with medical needs or other health issues. They also offer other health education/promotion is schools.
Parents are also able to meet school nurses at parent’s evenings and new parent talks. A Flu vaccination is offered to all children in years reception, 1, 2, 3 and 4 and is delivered by Vaccination UK