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City and Hackney Looked After Children Health Team Service

Hackney Ark,
Downs Park Road,
E8 2FP
Telephone: 0208 356 1730 or 0208 356 2012
020 7014 7000 - Hackney Ark


Who are we? 

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 children’s social care services in Hackney and the City of London.

What support do we offer? 

This team helps children and young people to mange their health. 

All children and young people who become looked after have an initial health assessment, by the Paediatric team (doctors for children and young people aged 18 and under).

Children aged under five have review health assessments every six months. 

Children and young people over five are reviewed once a year until they are 18.

After the first appointment at hackney Ark the looked-after children nursing team might provide follow up health assessments or reviews in 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 at Hackney Ark. 

Adoption Assessments are completed by a paediatrician who fills the role of Designated Doctor for Looked After Children (LAC) and 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

Hackney Learning and Technology Centre but appointments are held at Hackney Ark. 

Record Last Updated on: 19/02/2021

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Appointments held in the mornings at either 10am - 11am - 12pm

How to Get Here

Buses: 30, 56, 67, 76, 149, 243, 276

Train: Dalston Kingsland, Hackney Downs

Parking: limited parking for patients

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Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the London Borough of Hackney or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information. Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Hackney Local Offer.

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