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Our Children in Care team are specialists in responding to the health and wellbeing needs of children in care.

Their role includes:

  • Coordination of healthcare including 'new into care' medicals
  • Completing Review Health Assessments for looked after children. These are twice yearly for children under the age of five and yearly for children over the age of five
  • Quality assurance of review health assessments
  • Providing advice and training to carers or families, social care and health colleagues
  • Contribute to meetings to share the child’s voice and improve health outcomes
  • Support our Care Experienced young people up to age of 25
  • Support for children or young people who are living in Knowsley and are originally from non Knowsley boroughs
  • Liaise with health colleagues in areas where Knowsley children are placed

Our service is for children who are in care or are care experienced (up until the age of 25). A child who has been in the care of their local authority for more than 24 hours is known as a looked after child.

The team works closely with providers of other services in Knowsley; for example education, local authority and charities as well as health professionals such as GPs, health visitors and school nurses.

Children and young people who come into care will be allocated a specialist nurse. They will then contact you or your carer by telephone or letter to make an appointment. This may be where you are living or at your school. This appointment will be face to face and will include a discussion about your health and emotional wellbeing.

Children and young people in care and carers can access our service following notification to the team from the child or young person’s social worker.