By Post FIS, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1GQ
Who we are
The Looked-after Children’s Health Team monitors and promotes the health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people, aged 0-18, who've been placed in care by the children’s social care services of the City of London and the London Borough of Hackney.
What we do
All children undergo an initial health assessment, by the Paediatric team at Hackney Ark, when they first come into care. Children under age five have Review health assessments every six months, while those over five are reviewed annually until they're 18.
The follow-up health assessments are often provided outside Hackney Ark by the looked-after children nursing team at, for example, the child’s home, school or college, or at a community clinic. Some younger children and those with more complex needs are still seen by the Paediatric team.
Adoption Assessments are completed by a paediatrician who fills the role of designated Doctor for Looked After Children (LAC) who also acts as the adoption advisor for Hackney and City of London.
The City and Hackney Looked After Children Health Team Service can be contacted at
Whittington Health NHS, Hackney Learning Trust.
However, appointments are held at Hackney Ark.
Record Last Updated on: 14/08/2019