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Some children and young people require support involving non-routine health care procedures or constant monitoring of their condition. This is referred to as complex and invasive health support.
These children need clinical decision making and specialised training that can't be provided by education or care staff.
A clinical assessment is needed and nursing staff or Health Support Workers allocated to support children with complex and invasive health needs
Complex and invasive health support providers
Access Assistant Program (AAP)
The Access Assistant Program provides medication consultancy and trained staff support children with a disability and who have complex or invasive health support needs in education and care services.
For more information, including accessibility criteria, resources and referral forms go to Access Assistant Program.
Registered Nurse Delegation of Care Program (RNDCP)
The RN Delegation of Care Program (RNDCP) is a community based program to support children with complex needs or a disability to access community services including preschool, school, out of schools hours care, childcare, in home support and respite.
For more information, including resources and referral forms go to Registered Nurse Delegation of Care Program referrals.
The Health Education Interface (HEI) is a team of specialist mental health practitioners. They support children with disability and complex emotional needs to access education and care services.
For more information, including resources and referral forms go to Health Education Interface.
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Disability and Complex Needs Team
Phone: 8226 0515
Email: education.health [at] sa.gov.au