Welcome to the Support and Advice section of the Bromley 0 to 19 Public Health Service website; providing information for children and young people about all aspects of your health, development and wellbeing. To find out more about your health and wellbeing click on the links below.
We understand that growing up isn’t always an easy process, and from time to time you might need some help support and guidance. That’s where Bromley 0 to 19 is here to help! So if you are a secondary school aged pupil in any school in the borough of Bromley, we will provide you with lots of health and wellbeing information put together specifically for you. You can contact your school nurse directly through our confidential live chat or our ‘ask a question’ contact form for further advice and guidance.
The Bromley 0 to 19 service is delivered by Bromley Healthcare, a local community healthcare organisation.
School Nurses are qualified Nurses or Midwives who have completed further training. Every school has a named School Nurse who provides advice to children and young people about healthy living and supports them in their choices. They are approachable and non-judgemental and their aim is to enable children and young people to improve their health and wellbeing and reach their full potential.
This element of the service consists mostly of School Nurses working closely with each school to:
Take an overview of the health needs of the children and young people in the school
Provide expert advice to the school on health needs
Undertake risk assessments of each school’s ability to protect the health of their children and young people
Support schools to develop appropriate Quality Assurance processes for health in schools
Support schools in the development and maintenance of Individual Health Care Plans (IHCPs)
Identify health training needs of staff in schools and agree training plan with each school
Work with the Safeguarding team to keep pupils with health conditions safe, manage risk and reduce harm
Identify key health issues in schools
Safeguarding is protecting those who are vulnerable from abuse or neglect. It means making sure children and young people are supported to get good access to health care and stay well. All children and young people need to have trusted adults around them to make sure they are kept safe from harm by other people, or from hurting themselves. It is also about taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best possible outcomes.