Youth Offending Service (Specialist Nurse)

The Youth Offending Service specialist nurse is a qualified nurse who is trained in supporting the health needs of young people. 

We work with young people aged 12 -18 years who are within the youth justice system in Surrey.

We are friendly and approachable and are happy to discuss any aspects of your health. We don’t judge and are here to support you.

Confidentiality

The health information you share with us will remain confidential unless we feel that we need to protect you or someone else from serious harm.

Consent

We will need your permission to arrange an appointment with you and we will not undertake any work with you unless you are happy for this to happen.

What happens at my appointment?

You will be offered a confidential 1:1 appointment to see the nurse by your Youth Offending Service support worker or you can contact us yourself using the contact information below.

The 1:1 appointment can be at your home, at a local community centre, at your school or another suitable place of your choosing.

After the first appointment, more appointments can be made if we think you need them.

How we can help you

The nurse can support you with general health issues and can also offer you the following confidential services: 

  • Drugs and alcohol advice
  • Advice about stopping smoking
  • Hearing tests
  • Safe sex advice, including access to the C card scheme (free condoms) and chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing.
  • Help with booking to see a GP, dentist, or optician
  • Emotional support including support with bereavement (the death of someone close to you), self-harm and identity or gender.
  • Healthy lifestyle advice including, sleep, exercise, information about self-examination and healthy eating.
  • Supporting you in receiving your routine childhood vaccinations.

Website links and useful information

You may find the following websites useful:

  • Young Minds website for support with low mood and emotional wellbeing
  • Kooth website for mental health and emotional wellbeing support
  • Safe Space Health website for Surrey students aged 11 to 14 for physical, emotional and wellbeing health promotion information  
  • Disrespect Nobody for safe sexual behaviour information
  • NHS for accurate health information
  • Childline is telephone: 0800 1111 ‘Supporting all young people with whatever they are going through’
  • Samaritans is telephone 116 123 supporting young people who are feeling suicidal.

How to contact us

Most young people will contact us through their Youth Offending Service support worker.

You can also contact our specialist nurse by calling or texting 07920 565 340 to arrange an appointment.

For further information

  • To follow up a referral

For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2) 

  • For advice or questions about your child's health and two year development checks

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call the Advice Line

  • Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition

Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrics page for more information about these services in Surrey.

  • Access to mental health services

Your GP needs to refer your child via CAMHS

  • Hearing concerns

Contact the Audiology service 

  • Concerns or complaints about a Children and Family  Health Surrey service

Visit our feedback page to read about our approach and who to contact. You can also email the Patient Experience Team directly using csh.patientexperience@nhs.net 

If your query is not covered by the routes above, please use the form below to contact us.  Your query will be passed to the relevant team who will aim to respond within seven working days.