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

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chairman of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board responds to a report by the Children's Commissioner on the role of school nurses

"Councils want to see school nurses being able to work directly with children, rather than spending too much time on paperwork, and many local authorities are looking at new models by redesigning what school nurses can do.

"It is important to note though, that paperwork is generally not generated by commissioners, but as a requirement of the safeguarding process. 

"School nurses can play a really important role in the early identification of any child protection issues, but for proper safeguarding to be carried out, there needs to be more investment by government in local services."

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