School Nursing (0 to 19 service)

What is the 0 to 19 service?

The 0 to 19 service usually consists of health visitors, school nurses, nursery nurses and healthcare support workers. 

They work closely with schools and other agencies to support parents, carers, children and young people with physical or emotional health needs.

Each member of the 0 to 19 team has links with many other professionals who also work with children. This may include community paediatricians, child and adolescent mental health teams, health visitors and speech and language therapists. The school nursing service forms part of the multi-agency services for children, young people and families. 

They continue to support young people with additional needs up to the age of 25 and their families.

What do School Nurses do?

School nurses lead the governments Healthy Child Programme for 5 to 19 year olds and are fundamental in ensuring every child has the best start in life by working in close partnership with families, education, social care and other health professionals.

School nurses work within the 0 to 19 team to support children and their families by:

  • Assessing and supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing needs
  • Working with other professionals to keep children safe and ensure the voice of the child is heard
  • Providing individual support to children, young people and families to manage lifestyle concerns and change behaviours 
  • Encouraging a healthy lifestyle
  • Offering immunisations and measuring your child's height and weight as part of the National Child Measurement Programme 
  • Giving information and advice to children, young people and their families 

Support is offered to your child throughout their school years if they need it. The service is different in each area of West Yorkshire. Click on your area below to see what is available and how to get help.

Every family in Leeds receives support from the 0-19 service. This starts from pregnancy and continues until young people leave school. 

Website: Leeds 0-19 service

You can contact the 0-19 Public Health Integrated Nursing Service Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30am - 5:00pm by calling 0113 843 5683

The Bradford service includes health visitors, school nurses, staff nurses, community nursery nurses and healthcare support workers.

Help, advice and support for children, young people and families is available through 4 Family Hubs.

Free parenting courses are available covering a range of topics.

They provide a range of support, for example when children or young people have anxiety or concerns around their own health. If concerns are raised they can also refer to other services.

Contact the Bradford team on 01274 221203 or visit the Bradford School Nurses website for more information.  

The School Nursing service in Calderdale is provided by Locala. They aim to promote and support the health and well-being of all school-age children. 

Contact details:

School Nursing team staff are available from Monday to Friday between 2pm and 5pm. Outside these hours, leave your contact details and a member of the School Nursing team will return your call.

You can also make an online referral, please visit: Locala - Calderdale School Nurses referral .



The service is provided by the Thriving Kirklees 0 to 19 team which includes:

  • Health Visiting
  • School Nursing
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Family Nurse Partnership

For more information and advice from the team click on one of these links:

Support for children aged 5-11

Support for young people aged 12-16

Support for young people aged 16-19

You can also contact the team directly by calling 0300 304 5555

The Healthy Child Team promotes and protects the health and wellbeing of all children and young people aged 0 to 19.

They provide the following service for school age children from 6 to 19 years:

  • Support for emotional wellbeing and resilience young people
  • Looked after children
  • Safeguarding support
  • Deliver the National Child Measurement programme and aim to help reduce childhood obesity

Contact the Growing Healthy North Yorkshire team by calling 0300 303 0916

For further information visit the Growing Healthy North Yorkshire website.

Each School Nursing team is made up of qualified school nurses, staff nurses, family health workers and health care support workers who work together as part of 0 to 19 Family Health services across the Wakefield district.

They provide a range of support, for example when children or young people have anxiety or concerns around their own health. If concerns are raised they can also refer to other services.

In high schools across Wakefield there are Healthy Young People clinics. Children and young people can access these clinics themselves by 'dropping in' or a referral can be made by parents, carers or schools.

They are available between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday not including bank holidays. 

To contact the Wakefield team please ring 0300 373 0944. For more information visit the Wakefield School Nursing website.

This guidance has been reviewed and adapted by healthcare professionals across West Yorkshire with consent from the Hampshire development groups.