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Southampton Healthy Ambition

We support every child's health throughout their time at school and college. We work with children, young people, families and other organisations. Our priority is to support the health and wellbeing of children in Southampton by promoting good health.

Referral Criteria

We offer support and advice to children, and their famillies, when they start school, in reception, until they leave full time education. We will also provide
services to children and young people who do not attend school or college but live in Southampton.

Every school has a named school nurse.

If you have any concerns about a child/your child’s health or wellbeing you can:

  • contact us by phone
  • speak to your child’s school or college
  • come along and see us at one of our drop-in sessions – ask at your child’s school or college for details
  • request that we come and see you
  • talk to another health professional who will put you in contact with us
  • contact your GP.

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Contact Information

Contact Kate Slater
Phone 023 8053 8738
Address Royal South Hants Hospital, Brittons Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0YG
 

Additional Information for Health Professional

Full service description

Our aim is to support every child’s health throughout their time at school and college.We work with children, young people, families and other organisations. Our priority is to support the health and wellbeing of children in Southampton by promoting good health.

We offer support and advice to you and your child when they start school, in reception, until they leave full time education. We will also provide
services to children and young people who do not attend school or college but live in Southampton.

We work with your child, your family and other health professionals to make sure your child reaches his/her full potential.

You and your child may see:

  • School nurses – Registered, qualified nurses who have been specially trained in public health. There is a named school nurse for every school in Southampton.
  • School nurse support workers – A healthcare professional who is trained to provide the service under the supervision of a registered nurse.
  • No Limits practitioners – Experts in young persons’ issues and work as part of a team with school nurses.

We provide:

  • the National Child Measurement Programme including your child’s school entry review and year 6 growth monitoring
  • support and advice for healthy weight
  • support for growth and development issues
  • help if you are worried about your child’s health
  • individual care plans for children with health concerns requiring support in school
  • support for children with complex health needs
  • enuresis (bedwetting) advice
  • child protection, working with young people, parents and other agencies
  • health promotion, education and training
  • parenting advice
  • healthy sleep routine information and advice
  • emotional wellbeing support and help
  • parent and young-person drop-ins
  • immunisations, including the HPV vaccination for year 8 girls
  • young person’s sexual health and contraceptive advice
  • young person’s alcohol advice and support
  • support to stop smoking.

Referral Criteria

We offer support and advice to children, and their famillies, when they start school, in reception, until they leave full time education. We will also provide
services to children and young people who do not attend school or college but live in Southampton.

Every school has a named school nurse.

If you have any concerns about a child/your child’s health or wellbeing you can:

  • contact us by phone
  • speak to your child’s school or college
  • come along and see us at one of our drop-in sessions – ask at your child’s school or college for details
  • request that we come and see you
  • talk to another health professional who will put you in contact with us
  • contact your GP.

Referral Method

If you have any concerns about a child's health or wellbeing you can:

  • contact us by phone
  • speak to your child’s school or college
  • come along and see us at one of our drop-in sessions – ask at your child’s school or college for details
  • request that we come and see you
  • talk to another health professional who will put you in contact with us
  • contact your GP.

Clinical Lead Contact Info

Service Manager Contact Info

Service Manager Kate Slater
Service Manager Title Interim Service Manager
Service Manager Phone 023 8071 6658
Service Manager Address Health Visiting and School Nursing Management Office Royal South Hants Hospital Mail Point CAM Brintons Terrace Southampton
Service Manager Postcode SO14 0YG
Service Manager e-mail kate.slater@solent.nhs.uk
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