A-Z of Services

Looked After Children's Health Team

  • Service Contact: mhn-tr.LookedAfterChildrensTeam@nhs.net
  • Address: Zone G , 4th Floor Annex,  Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon, CR0 1EA
  • Reception phone number: 020 8604 7591 (direct line, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, not bank holidays)

About the service

This specialist team led by a designated doctor and designated nurse for Croydon's looked after children - children who experience similar health issues as their peers but to a greater extent, and come into care. Their challenges can be due to the life events they have encountered in their journey to being placed by the local authority.

The Looked After Children's Health Team and the local authority work closely together to adhere to their statutory duties to safeguard and promote the health and wellbeing of looked after children and young people 0-18 years, ensuring that health needs are highlighted and addressed and outcomes improved.

The team coordinate and quality-check the delivery of statutory health assessments for children looked after by Croydon Council as well as delivering direct care.  

The team also offer training for multidisciplinary teams to support these children in achieving the best health outcomes.

The service is based at Bernard Weatherill House in central Croydon and is delivered in the community.

 

How to refer or self-refer

The service is based at Bernard Weatherill House in central Croydon and is delivered in the community.

Contact information

The team welcome professional liaison with GPs.

Looked After Children’s Health Team

Zone G ,4th Floor Annex

Bernard Weatherill House

Croydon

CR0 1EA

Phone Number 0208 604 7591

(Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, except Bank Holidays)

Email: mhn-tr.LookedAfterChildrensTeam@nhs.net

 

Lyn Glover is the team's named Nurse for Looked after Children.