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Date: 20 September 2021
Children in Care & Care Leavers Nurse Team
The Service delivers direct clinical contact, advice and support to Children in Care/Care Leavers, their Carers and Social Workers to address health issues unique to this group of Children and Young People. The team is part of the Children's Safeguarding Team and Community Paediatric services.
Our Looked After Children's (LAC) team consists of:
We work closely in partnership with other Health, Social Care and Education to help Children in care remain healthy both physically and emotionally. The team arrange, co-ordinate and undertake Statutory Health Assessments in accordance with Department of Health Statutory Guidance.
Initial Health Assessments (IHA) are completed when a child first comes into care by a registered medical practitioner. Review Health Assessments (RHA) coordinated by the Children In Care & Care Leavers Nursing Team and will be undertaken either by practitioners from our 0 – 19 Public Health Nurse Service OR by our Children in Care & Care Leavers Nurse Team.
Review Health Assessments will be undertaken
Health Promotion is provided at health assessments and on contact with carers or children - information such as Healthy Eating, Dental Care, Alcohol, Substance Misuse, Sexual Health, Healthy Lifestyles, Smoking Cessation, Safe Relationships and Emotional Wellbeing
Telephone 01983 524081 and ask for the Children in Care Team
Mobile: Kim: 07747485425 Sarah: 07827086771 Emma: 07920573690
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Children In Care Office,St Marys Hospital, Parkhurst Road,Isle of Wight