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While some records are critical / important (child protection, immunisation, etc.)...

...others are used to just ‘pad out’ managerial reports to the detriment of service provision.

School nurses spend twice as much time on paperwork than on direct work with children in schools, research by the Children’s Commissioner for England has found. 

This could be reducing their ability to identify children at risk of neglect or abuse.  There was also evidence that time pressures meant their role in supporting & promoting children’s health & wellbeing, their mental health, healthy relationships and sex education – was being compromised.

Researched Links:

Children's Commissioner:  Vital role of school nurses threatened as paperwork eats into time with children

LGA responds to report by children's commissioner on school nurses

NICE to tackle falling child vaccination rates

LGA:  Mums & dads to see massive benefits for young children as health responsibilities transfer to councils

NHS England welcomes new plans for radical shake up of youth mental health care

Boost school nurse workforce to tackle FGM, says Unite

Joined-up care in early years