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Looked after children are those who are in care. As these children will have been through a difficult time, it is important that their health needs are properly considered and all the right support put in place.
We see children and young people who are in the care of the Local Authority. They may be living with foster parents, in a residential unit or with family members.
We make sure that children and young people are seeing all the right services to get their needs met, so they can have the best possible mental and physical health.
All looked after children and young people are entitled to regular health assessments to ensure that any outstanding health needs are met. We make sure these happen, including for children who are living outside the borough.
We also provide advice and support to professionals working with looked after children and care leavers.
Looked After Children Team
Children and Young People's Health Service
Telephone: 01709 423244