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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

The LAC Nurse and Team Administrator/ Co-ordinator are based at:

Florence Ball House
Bedford Health Village
3 Kimbolton Road
Bedford
MK40 2NT

 

How to contact our service     

Telephone: 01234 310117

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.

 

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