The Looked After Children’s nurses are a team covering the whole of Kent who carry out each review health assessment. Currently there are 16 nurses, both male and female. Their role is to work closely with all agencies that may be involved in your health and wellbeing from social workers through to physiotherapists to ensure that they know what services can support you.
Each and every one of the nurses aims to work alongside you to help you meet your full potential, this means that aside from your review health assessments they may be able to adapt their services to meet your individual health needs. If there are things of a more sensitive nature that you want to discuss then you can speak with them confidentially. They do need to ensure that your safety is paramount which means sometimes you may tell them something that they need to discuss with your social worker, but you should be informed if this will happen.
When your LAC nurse sees you for your review health assessment you should be given details to contact the service or that nurse. If any questions ever come up, make them feel useful, get in touch! They may on occasion be able to meet you in venues outside of your home to discuss what you need. If you do not have the contact details for your nurse, contact their office on: 0300 1234 461 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, and someone will be able to speak with you.