Looked After Children

Service overview

A ‘looked after child’ is defined as a child in the care of the local authority or is provided with accommodation for a continuous period of more than 24 hours.

All children have health needs but looked after children and young people have higher levels of health needs than their peers.

The Looked After Children and Health Team is supported by Children and Family Health Surrey’s 0-19 teams. They provide services that directly support the child, carers and local authority in meeting health the child’s health needs working towards healthier futures.

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