Children in Care Health Team

There is a team of Nurses and Doctors that are dedicated to looking after the health children of children in care.

All children will be seen within 28 days of coming into care by a Doctor, this will take place at the hospital and you will be supported by your Carers and Social Workers. They will undertake a health assessment by asking you and your carers questions. They will also look at your medical history to make sure you are well and don’t need any medicines or extra support.

You will then be seen by a Nurse who will then see you, every 6 months if you are under 5 years of age or every 12 months if you are over 5 years of age.

Your Nurse will also check that you vaccinations, eye checks and dental checks are all up to date. They will also find out if your health needs are being fully met by talking to other people such as your carer and Social Worker.

The Nurses will be able to support you and offer you advice on emotional health, toileting issues , healthy eating and healthy lifestyles, puberty and sexual health and any other health issue you would like to talk about.

Find out more and meet the Children in Care Health Team