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
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.
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.
Education and Training
Substance Misuse Support
Young Addaction- 0151-706-9747
FagEnds- 0151-0800 195 2131
Whitechapel Centre- 0151-207-7617
Emotional Wellbeing Support
Talk Liverpool- 0151-2282300
Childline- 0800 1111
Samaritans- 08457 909090
Police- 999 or 101