The Looked after Children Health Team is a community based team of experienced specialist nurses with the knowledge and skill to provide assessment and either care or referral dependent on the child/young people’s needs.
The team give expert advice to health and social care professionals and are involved in quality assuring healthcare carried out by and liaising with other professionals.
The team interprets and implements health guidance and carries out training to health and social care staff and carers.
Looked after Children (or Children in Care) are those who are in the care of a local authority.
The team is responsible for children placed by St Helens Council and those children placed in St Helens by other councils
Who can access the service?
Children and young people who are looked after; carers; social workers and health colleagues.
How can people access the service?
Children and young people who are looked after are automatically referred to the service by their local authority.
Amanda Brown (Acting Manager – Community Paediatric and Looked after Children Team)
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Alexandra Business Park
Telephone: 01744 627576
Textphone Number 18001 01744 627576
www.dh.gov.uk Department of Health: Statutory Guidance on Promoting the Health and Well-being of Looked after Children DH (2009)
www.nice.org.uk Joint NICE/SCIE PH28 – Looked after Children and young people
The following councils’ social workers can be contacted about children in their care: