Health Needs Assessment for Warwickshire Children in Reception and Year 6

Compass provides the Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service (formerly known as the ‘School Nursing Service’). This confidential service is freely available to all school-aged children and young people from 5-19 years old (up to 25 years old for people with special educational needs) and their families and carers.

An integral part of the School Health and Wellbeing service is the universal contacts the team has with every school aged child including parents/carers. These are delivered via health questionnaires: at school entry (aged 4 to 5 years); and Year 6 (aged 10 to 11 years) to identify health related needs at individual, school, locality and population levels.

As a universal health service for school aged children (5-19/25 years with SEND), we believe it is important to share with partner agencies the aggregated population data that can help contribute to your own needs assessment, service planning and development on an annual basis.

The population data reports cover a range of topics:
– Universal Health
– Risk & Protective Factors
– Family Health
– Emotional Health & Wellbeing
– Lifestyle Choices
– Services and
– Choices.

The year six questionnaire has an additional lifestyle behaviours section that includes alcohol, smoking, drug use, solvent use and transition & feelings.

The first annual report for the School Health and Wellbeing Service covers the academic year 2015-16. Over the coming months, the Warwickshire population level health needs assessment data for the current academic year 2016-17 will be published.

The report is now available to download:

The data is now available summarising the anonymous results from the health needs assessments undertaken during the academic year 2015/16:

This data is used at a school level to develop localised Health and Wellbeing Plans, including the identification of key priorities for that area and how the school will be supported by the service to meet the needs of the children and young people within that school.

For more information, visit the School Health & Wellbeing webpages. If you have any questions about this, please contact the commissioner, Kate Sahota (katesahota@warwickshire.gov.uk) or the service manager, Matt Conibere (matt.conibere@compass-uk.org).

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