0-19 Enhanced Pathways, school aged - Mersey Care NHS

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The school aged Enhanced Service is an integral part of the 0-19 Children’s Team, we are developing an enhanced model of public health nursing with an emphasis on early intervention. We work with children and young people who are referred to one of Sefton’s pupil referral units which are Jigsaw and Impact including the Oakfield and Daleacre Campus. We also offer the service to children and young people who live in Sefton who are receiving elective home education, the gypsy/traveller population and identified young people aged 16-19 years who are not in education, employment, or training and have not attended a school or college in Sefton.

The Enhanced Team provides a key link between health, education and the wider children’s and young people’s services providing guidance and support on a range of health related issues.

Referrals to the service are through the local authority, school health and health visitors and other professionals.

Following referral to the team an initial health needs assessment will be offered, this may be undertaken at the education provision or at home. We always aim to contact the parent or carer to include them in the assessment and we will liaise with the pupil referral unit for the young people who are assessed in the education provision. We will then agree an action plan together based on the outcome of assessment which may include completing a brief intervention, referral to other agencies or completing an early help assessment to enable a co-ordinated plan of support for the children, young people and their families.

Please contact the ‘single point of access’ SPOA contact number for the 0-19 services is 0151 247 6354.

Click here for the Pre-school pathway.

Who to contact

Merseycare Enhanced Childrens Team

Last Updated

Last updated: 14/11/2023


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