Children’s Special Needs Nursing Service

We provide a city-wide service giving nursing support within school settings.

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 work with the multi-agency teams and other agencies and 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


Nurses are located within the specialist schools across Manchester. The Team Leaders and the Special Needs Dietetic Service are based at:

Longsight Health Centre
526-528 Stockport Road
M13 0RR


Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

How to Contact:

Tel: 0161 248 1257


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.

How to Access and Refer:

Open to all children and young people in a special needs school.

Patient Leaflet here.

Referrals to be made via the CCS1 Children and Young People’s Service referral form, emailed to

If you wish to refer a child for a blood test, please use the CCS1 Children and Young People’s Service Referral Form and PSD Ametop Form (for topical anaesthesia) and forward to the team at

Referrals are triaged each morning and afternoon.

Referral Form here.