Lightning review: school nurses – children’s access to school nurses to improve wellbeing and protect them from harm

Children’s Commissioner, September 2016

This report finds that school nurses spend twice as much time on paperwork than on direct work with children in schools which potentially reduces their capacity to identify children at risk of neglect or abuse. The research also identified evidence that time pressures meant that the school nurse role in supporting and promoting child health and wellbeing, mental health, healthy relationships and sex education was being compromised.

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