Children’s Special Needs Nursing Service
The Special Needs School Nursing Service is a city-wide team providing nursing support within special school settings.
We aim to provide care and support for the health needs of children and young people and their families across the community, with a particular focus on SEN schools.
- We train special school staff to support the health needs of children and young people.
- We provide nursing and dietetic advice and input for children and young people during school holidays.
Severe learning disability, complex health needs, profound and multiple learning disability and physical disabilities such as autism, epilepsy, children with emotional behavioural difficulties, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, degenerate conditions.
We train school staff to support the health needs of children and young people.
We provide nursing and dietetic advice and input for children and young people during school holidays.
We also work alongside multi-agency teams and other agencies to identify safeguarding issues.
We also undertake:
- Pre and post discharge involvement
- Tracheostomy care/gastrostomy care
- Training for families and carers of children with complex needs
- Individual care planning
Open to all children and young people in a special needs school.
Telephone referrals to 0161 230 1839
Postal referrals to Special Needs Nursing Service Clayton Health Centre, 89 North Road, Clayton, M11 4EJ
Referrals are triaged each morning and afternoon.
The team are located within locality bases citywide as well as in special needs schools.
North Locality (North Ridge, Camberwell & Prospect House):
Charlestown Health Centre, 198 Charlestown Road, Manchester, M9 7ED
Telephone: 0161 741 2042
Central Locality (Rodney House, Grange, Leo Kelly & Community Service):
Clayton Health Centre, 89 North Road, Clayton, M11 4EJ
Telephone: 0161 230 1839 – All enquires to be made to central locality phoneline/address
South/Wythenshawe Locality (Melland, Lancasterian, Birches, Ashgate, Piper Hill & Prospect House):
Baguley Health Centre, Hall Lane, Wythenshawe, M23 1NA
Patient Leaflet here [PDF, 620KB]
The Manchester Local Offer (Disability and Special Educational Needs) – The Manchester Local Offer brings together information in one place. It helps children and young people with SEND up to the age of 25 and their parents understand what services and support they can expect locally. This includes their statutory entitlements which are required by law.
Page last reviewed: January 2023
Next review due: October 2023