Children in Care Health Service
Our nurses are all registered nurses as well as qualified health visitors or school nurses who have also had additional training around the needs of children in care
Our aim is to promote and look after the health of children in care. We do this by:
- ensuring that high quality health assessments are offered to young people in care.
- ensuring that adults working with these young people are trained and supported in health needs
- ensuring that health professionals are equipped to deal with identifying and providing for their health needs.
We are also available for advice as requested from any service/individual as well as providing support to social care teams. We work closely with social care and the looked after children’s services including foster care services, within the local authority.
Anyone involved in supporting children in care can contact us, including health professionals, social workers, foster carers and public health nurses.
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5pm
Contact telephone numbers
Jacki Place: Tel. 0300 421 8527
Becky Shaw: Tel. 0300 421 8096
Jacki or Becky may be able to help you with queries about health assessments for children in care. They can be contacted on the numbers listed above.
Liz Bennett: 07500 089429
Pam Dickerson: 07970 124081 (Mondays only)
Holly Dowsing: 07824 866465
Lorna Griffiths: 07554 115253
Sarah Jones: 07500 089361
Clare Varricchione: 07792 378468
Pauline Edwards (Designated Nurse): 07798 745 932