Through thirty years’ experience of developing school clinics at Cairnsfoot School for Specific Purposes in Arncliffe (Sydney), and then in special schools in South East Sydney Local Health District and other local health districts, a distinct set of aims and benefits has emerged. These are relevant for anyone looking to begin developing their own school clinics, whether in a special or mainstream school.

It is most important to note that the SchoolKit Clinic model offers tangible benefits for all participating parties. In combination these have a very real and positive impact on the strategies put in place to address the needs of the child and family, and can play a vital role in improving their quality of life.