Sefton 0-19 Services

 School Health Team

Prince Street Clinic

Waterloo

Liverpool

                                                         L22 5PB

 

Tel: 0151 247 6354

Email-: nwbh.princestreet0-19@nhs.net  

March 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parent/Carer

 

Parent/Carers of Current Year 1 (September 2019 and Reception September 2020 Cohorts)

 

We are pleased to inform you that the following school based screenings will now be resumed.

 

If we do not hear from you by 15th March 2021, your child will be included in the screening programme. You will only be notified of the results following screening if there is a requirement for further assessment.

 

Vision Screening

We offer vision screening at age four to five to identify those children with reduced vision. The aim is to detect problems early so your child can get effective treatment. Children identified as having reduced vision (from our screening) will be referred to the Alder Hey eye clinic team and an appointment will be sent to you either at Alder Hey Hospital or at a local community clinic. The cause of the reduced vision will be identified and treatment recommended, which may include the use of glasses.

For more information about child vision screening: www.nhs.uk/childrens-eyes

 

Hearing Screening

We offer hearing screening at age four to five to identify those children with reduced hearing. The aim is to detect problems early so your child can get effective treatment. Children having reduced hearing (from our screening) will have a further assessment in school by the Alder Hey Audiology Team who will contact you directly.

 

Growth Monitoring

We offer height and weight measurement in Reception. Weighing and measuring helps us to check that your child is growing and developing as expected. Your child’s measurements will be plotted by our team onto a growth centile chart and recorded in their personal health record, which is held securely by our team. If we believe your child is not growing as expected we will contact you directly to discuss next steps.

If you have any questions about our screening programme or would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact the 0-19 Children’s Team on telephone number 0151 247 6354 email: nwbh.princestreet0-19@nhs.net secure email account.

If your child has a special education need (s) and or a disability, please contact your school nurse on 0151 247 6354 to discuss the suitability for your child and how we can best support them in relation to their disability or diagnosis.

 

Data Protection

The Trust’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) is the Information Governance & Security Manager, who is supported in this role by the Information Governance Team.  The DPO can be contacted by emailing DPO@nwbh.nhs.uk or IG@nwbh.nhs.uk or phoning 01925 664485.  If you have any concerns or queries about your child’s information please contact either the team providing the care or the DPO.  Further information on Data Protection is available on the Trust’s website at: http://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/data-protection.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

 

Anne Tattersall                                             Helen Pruden

Assistant Director                                        Operational Manager

Sefton 0-19 Service                                      Sefton 0-19 Service