Children in Care Team 16-18

Our team pledge to Children in Care

We promise that you will have access to a Specialist Nurse and their contact details so that you can speak to us/contact us when you need to; We promise to complete your health assessments in a place that you choose and on time; We promise to involve you fully in your health assessments and to give you the opportunity to influence your health plan; We promise to support you to register with local doctors, dentists and opticians; We promise to support you when you want us to and to act as an advocate for you if you need us. We promise to follow through with our actions from your health assessment; be accessible and promise to listen to you.

We are a Specialist team of qualified nurses and administration staff that are trained to work with young people in care. We are part of Mersey Care NHS Trust. We have a responsibility to ensure that your Health Visitor or School Nurse complete your health assessment on time, however the Children In Care Team work primarily with young people who have left year 11. Your school nurse will transfer your health information to our team so that we can continue your care.

 

Named Nurse for Children In Care-   To be confirmed

Lead Nurse for Children In Care-   Alison Jones

Children In Care Nurse- Kirsten Kerr

Children In Care Nurse- Karen Devine

Administrator for Children In Care- Angela Roberts

Administrator for Children In Care- Apexa Shah

 

If you are aged 16 to 18 years old and new into care your health assessment will be completed by a doctor in a clinic or hospital setting.

We will complete your annual health assessment in your placement or a venue of your choice; we will identify any outstanding health needs and make recommendations in a health action plan to support your health and wellbeing. A summary of your health assessment is shared with your social worker and GP. If any referrals are required these will be included in health action plan.

We can give you a range of advice and support about

  • Registering with a GP or dentist and general dental care
  • Feelings and emotions
  • Relationships
  • Eating and drinking
  • Fitness and Exercise
  • Drugs, smoking and alcohol
  • Vision and hearing problems
  • General health problems
  • Keeping safe
  • Sexual health
  • Independence skills and looking after your own health needs

This list is not exhaustive so please contact us to discuss your health related query for Children in Care.

You can follow the link below for health information on all of the above topics.

School Health Portal

We aim to see you twice a year. If you are having any worries or concerns regarding your health please do not hesitate to contact us on 0151-285-4811 and we can arrange to come and see you.

We are a 9-5 service and very much welcome telephone queries from carers and professionals working with Children in Care regarding their health.

Links  to

Liverpool Leaving Care Offer 2019

Leaving Care

 

Education and Training

Connexions- 0151-702-0799

Substance Misuse Support

Young Addaction- 0151-706-9747

FagEnds- 0151-0800 195 2131

Accomodation Emergencies

Whitechapel Centre- 0151-207-7617

Basement- 0151-707-1515

Emotional Wellbeing Support

YPAS- 0151-707-1025

Talk Liverpool- 0151-2282300

www.kooth.com

Childline- 0800 1111

Samaritans- 08457 909090

Police- 999 or 101