School Health Service (Children Aged 5-19 years)

The School Health Service supports the physical and mental health of children and young people aged 5 years to 19 years who live in the Borough of Enfield.


When your child is born their care will be with the Health Visiting team and when your child reaches school age their care transfers from the Health Visiting team to the School Health team which is between the age of 5 -19 years.


The School Health teams are led by clinical team leaders, backed by a range of professionals which includes school nurses (who are specialist community public health nurses), community staff nurses, and early years’ practitioner and team administrators.


The School Health Service aims to provide a comprehensive and efficient service to support children, young people, parents, carers and school staff within the local community.


School nurses lead and deliver on the statutory Healthy Child Programme (2009) from 5 to 19 years to ensure a healthy progression for each and every child and young person in the local population. The healthy progression includes promoting positive physical and mental health, supporting parents, and assessing the health and development of children and young people.


We work closely with education, social care and other health professionals, to help children and young people to remain healthy and to ensure that any health needs are met.

The School Health team offer a free and confidential service and are available to meet with parents, carers, children and young people to provide advice and information on a number of topics:

  • Emotional Health and wellbeing
  • Behavioural management.
  • Parenting support with partnering agencies
  • Support with building healthy relationships including issues with grooming, Child Sexual Exploitation, keeping safe online and bullying.
  • Healthy lifestyle and healthy weight
  • Healthy eating, weight management and fussy eaters
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Puberty, self-identity and personal hygiene
  • Continence issues day and night-time wetting and soiling
  • Transition into primary and secondary school
  • Smoking and substance misuse
  • Medical needs and care planning

Referral and Contact Process

Please use referral or contact details below.
Telephone: 020 3988 7300
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