Solent NHS TrustHigh quality community and mental health services

Children in Care Health Team

Children in Care carry out a full health assessment on all children entering the care system. The service identifies any unmet physical, mental, emotional or sexual health needs in the child or young person and refers to the appropriate services. Children in Care provide ongoing support to social workers, foster carers and residential staff.

Referral Criteria

Children placed at home under care orders. Care leavers; Children with a care plan for adoption; Children in foster care and residential provision; All infants, children and young people who become looked after by Southampton local authority up to the age of 18 years or 19 years where there are severe learning disabilities. This will include: 

  • Children in foster care and residential provision;
  • Children with a care plan for adoption;
  • Care leavers;
  • Children placed at home under care orders.

Initial referral is made by Social Services on entry to the care system.
Once the child is in care, referrals can be made by the young person, foster carers, residential staff, health professionals and/or education.

We can accept referrals for children or young people placed in Southampton by other authorities, provided funding is agreed in advance by the requesting health team.

If any of the information on this page is incorrect, if you did not find what you were looking for or if you have any other comments please let us know.
If you have a compliment, concern or complaint, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service
 
 
Phone 023 8053 8738
Fax 023 8063 8140
Address Adelaide Health Centre, William Macleod Way, Millbrook, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 4XE
 

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Additional Information for Health Professional

Referral Criteria

Children placed at home under care orders. Care leavers; Children with a care plan for adoption; Children in foster care and residential provision; All infants, children and young people who become looked after by Southampton local authority up to the age of 18 years or 19 years where there are severe learning disabilities. This will include: 

  • Children in foster care and residential provision;
  • Children with a care plan for adoption;
  • Care leavers;
  • Children placed at home under care orders.

Initial referral is made by Social Services on entry to the care system.
Once the child is in care, referrals can be made by the young person, foster carers, residential staff, health professionals and/or education.

We can accept referrals for children or young people placed in Southampton by other authorities, provided funding is agreed in advance by the requesting health team.

Referral Method

Clinical Lead Contact Info

Clinical Lead Dr Joanne Gifford
Clinical Lead Title Designated Doctor, Children Looked After
Clinical Lead Phone 023 8071 6633 (secretary)
Clinical Lead Address Cumberland House 15 - 17 Cumberland Place Southampton
Clinical Lead Postcode SO15 2BG

Service Manager Contact Info

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