Children In Care & Care Leavers

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:

  • Designated Dr for LAC - Dr Sian Butterworth
  • Designated Nurse for LAC - Mandy Tyson
  • Interim Named Nurse for LAC - Kim Cook
  • Interim Specialist Nurse for LAC – Sarah Kearns
  • LAC, Adoption and Fostering Administrator - Kate Armstrong

Taking it to the Next Level - the health of looked after children 

Health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people - NICE quality standard

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.

Our services

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.

http://www.iow.nhs.uk/our-services/health-visiting-school-nursing/0-19-years-service

Review Health Assessments will be undertaken

  • every 6 months for children under 5 years old.
  • annually for children over 5 years and older.

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

Contact Us:

 Telephone 01983 524081 and ask for the Children in Care Team

Mobile: Kim: 07747485425 Sarah:07827086771

Email: IOW.childrenincare@nhs.net

Facebook: Isle of Wight CIC & CL Healthcare

Childrens Safeguarding Office,St Marys Hospital, Parkhurst Road,Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

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