Our Looked After Children’s Health team work closely with social care services to look after the health needs of all Bradford children and young people aged 0-21 who are looked after. This may be with a foster carer, a residential home, or living with family and friends under the care of a social worker. If you are a young person just about to leave care, we can also work with you to offer support and health advice.
Our team of nurses can:
- offer you health check-ups when you first become looked after,
- design a health care plan for you, following assessment, which can be shared with other health and social care professionals and used as part of your ongoing care plan,
- keep an updated health history for you based on the health assessment,
- give you advice and time to talk to a nurse about any health issues that are worrying you at any time,
- offer continuity of care by providing a nurse who will remain your single, consistent contact for the whole time you are in care,
- refer you to specialist services if necessary,
- provide you with public health advice and information.
How can you access the Looked After Children’s Health team?
A health professional or a member of Bradford Council Children’s services can make a referral on your behalf.