Improving the health and wellbeing of looked after children and young people is paramount and is a statutory duty. In the looked after children's nursing teams we undertake annual or bi-annual health review of all children in foster care.

We work closely with our children, young people and fellow health professionals to: ensure a child’s health and wellbeing, to act as health advocates and to enable their voices to be heard in all decisions about their health.

Referral information

Who can refer?

When a child comes into care, there is a statutory obligation for them to have an initial health assessment, usually undertaken by a paediatrician. Subsequently, social workers refer our looked after children to us for their review health assessments.

Social workers, carers and other key stakeholders contact us throughour the year, for advice/support on a case-by-case basis.

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

All looked after children.

Locations and opening hours

North London Business Park

Second Floor, Building 4, Oakleigh Road South, London, N11 1NP

Phone: 020 7919 6839

The Medical Centre

7E Woodfield Road, London, W9 3XZ

Phone: 020 7266 8600

Merton Civic Centre

Civic Centre, London Road, Morden SM4 5DX

Phone: 020 8274 4901