Who we are

We are a team of Specialist nurses with a keen interest in the health of looked after children and care leavers.

 

What we do

Our role is to ensure that the health needs of looked after children are met. We do this by assessing the children and young people at the Review Health Assessment. We will then refer to other specialist services as needed, deliver co-ordinated packages of care, ensure that statutory and corporate parenting responsibilities are met. The aim of the service is to provide a holistic wraparound service to support the needs of this population. 

How can I access the services

Carers and professionals can call 0300 123 3444 and ask for the LAC nursing team. 

For administration email medch.lac@nhs.net

For nursing enquiries email lacnursingteam@nhs.net

Who do we work with?

The team works closely with children, young people, families and relevant professionals from health, education, social services and the voluntary sector to promote the health and well-being of children and young people in care. The roles include: trying to make sure that the children and young people are physically and emotionally healthy. This includes checking whether they are keeping up to date with routine health care such as dental health checks and immunisations.