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Looked after children, Bedfordshire

What we do

The Looked After Children (LAC) Service aims to ensure the health of looked after children by providing holistic health care from birth to 17 (inclusive) years of age.

Providing statutory health assessments, information and a link to health for looked after children and young people, parents, carers and other professionals working with LAC.

  • To co-ordinate and monitor health assessment reviews for children placed in Bedfordshire by Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough Local Authorities
  • To arrange and co-ordinate health assessment reviews for co-shared care children placed out of Bedfordshire
  • To ensure that looked after children have equality of access to health care

Where our service is based

Union Street Clinic
Union Street
Bedford
MK40 2SF

How to contact our service     

Telephone: 01234 310165

Email address: ccs.beds.childrens.lac@nhs.net

Hours of operation
Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00

How to access the service

Referrals come from the Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedford Borough Council looked after children teams.

You can also access our service by pre-booked video appointment. Find out more about how this works here, or connect to your session by clicking the button below:

LAC

 

We need your feedback

This is a new feature, so we're especially keen to hear from you about how your video appointment went. 

Please tell us what you thought here: https://www.oc-meridian.com/cambsCommunityServices/survey/ChiEsqParent

Additional links and information

NSPCC

Looked after children and young people, Central Bedfordshire Council

Corporate parenting service, Central Bedfordshire Council 

Looked after children, Bedford Borough Council

Residential care for children, Bedford Borough Council

The Children in Care Council

BECOME (charity for children in care and young care leavers)

UASC Health – Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children's health

iCaSH Bedfordshire (sexual health and contraception services) 

Aquarius Bedfordshire (young people's substance misuse service)

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Patient Experience
The staff are wonderful; the receptionists were polite and efficient, the nurses I have seen, were incredible.