Child Health/School

Chicken Pox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. Find out more

Illness and your childs education

Academies (unless they’re only for pupils between 16 and 19 years old), maintained schools and pupil referral units should support children with medical conditions. You can ask to see the school’s policy on supporting pupils with medical conditions. Please visit the government website for more information about Illness and your child’s education.

NSPCC – Keeping children safe at school

To make sure every child has the support they need to learn, schools, parents and the local authority have different responsibilities – from finding a child a place at primary or secondary school to making sure they attend and learn everything they need to. Learn more about children’s safety at school by visiting the NSPCC site.


Children's Health Common Questions

The NHS has compiled the answers to some common questions about Children’s health.

Website: Children’s health – NHS (

Further information

From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions NHS – Childhood Illness


Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re particularly common in children. Find out more

Over-the-counter medications at school

Children requiring medication whilst at school are able to have non-prescribed medications without authorisation from their GP as per BMA guidance and the Government’s early years foundation stage statutory framework (Prescribing over-the-counter medicines in nurseries and schools (

This updated guidance says that while Prescription Only Medicines (POMs) need to be prescribed, over the counter or non-prescription medication can be given with parents’ written consent.

Wednesday Drop-in

The Health Visiting Team offer advice and support for well babies and children every Wednesday at the Wesley Children’s Centre (Methodist Church) from 9.15am – 11.00am.

Health and safety for school children

Schools are responsible for day-to-day health and safety whenever your child is in the care of school staff – this includes school trips and clubs. Please visit their website below to find out more about your child’s safety at school.

Health and safety for school children – GOV.UK

Childrens mental health

There are times when we all feel the strain. As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy.

Website: Children’s mental health – Every Mind Matters – NHS (

Children's Health

Website: NHS: Healthier Together

Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever. Find out more

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children. Find out more

NHS Vaccination Schedule

See the NHS Vaccination Schedule

Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Slapped cheek syndrome is a viral infection that’s most common in children, It usually causes a bright red rash to develop on the cheeks. Find out more


In Oxfordshire we provide a wide range of mental health services for children and young people (CAMHS) and community services.

These include the School Health Nursing service, Integrated Therapies and Family Nurse Partnership.

Find out more

Self-refer to this service