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.
Referrals to be made via the CCS1 Children and Young People’s Service referral form, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Referrals are triaged each morning and afternoon.
Nurses are located within the specialist schools across Manchester. The Team Leaders and the Special Needs Dietetic Service are based at:
Children’s Special Needs Nursing Service
Longsight Health Centre
Phone: 0161 248 1257
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