Looked After Children

We provide a dedicated service to support children and young people who are being looked after in the community. We offer care and support through our teams in East and West Berkshire.

Our teams promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people in care by working closely with them and those involved in their care, including parents, foster carers, social workers, leaving care personal advisors, teachers, school nurses and health visitors, and GPs and paediatricians.

We also arrange statutory health assessments for children looked after by one of Berkshire’s six local authorities or placed in Berkshire by another local authority.

Referrals are usually made by social workers or health professionals but children and young people and their carers can also contact the teams directly.

If you’d like to contact a Specialist Nurse for looked after children, phone 0755 200 7487 or email lac.nurse@nhs.net.

Berkshire East Health Team

To refer a child to Berkshire East Health Team (Children looked after by Bracknell Forest Borough Council, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead or Slough Children’s Trust or placed in the local authority area), email: BE.LAC@nhs.net or call 01753 638687.

Berkshire West Health Team

To refer a child to Berkshire West Health Team (Children looked after by Reading Borough Council, West Berkshire Council, Wokingham Borough Council or placed in the local authority area), email: bks-tr.LACNurses@nhs.net or call 0118 920 7526.

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