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Thursday 21 September 2017
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Information for foster carers with young children

Mother and Baby

Our Children in Care nurses are qualified nurses and health visitors who offer confidential advice, information and support in caring for the health of the children in your care. They also carry out review health assessments.

Children in Care nurses are someone to talk to, who will listen. You have the right to speak to a health professional in confidence. The only time when our Children in Care nurses do not keep confidentially is when there are issues of safeguarding involving the child.

What help can you provide?

Our Children in Care nurses can provide help and advice on a range of issues, including: 

  • Infant nutrition and weaning
  • Growing up
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Speech and language
  • Children with disabilities
  • Toilet training
  • Signposting to agencies
  • Early puberty
  • Behaviour management
  • Attachment and emotional health
  • Physical health
  • Play
  • Support for carers
  • Accident prevention
  • Storage of medication 
 
Why do Children need a review health assessment?

Children need to be as healthy as possible. To do this a review health assessment is completed by a nurse every six months to review the child’s overall health and wellbeing.

What is a review health assessment?

The assessment is a discussion about the child’s health and you will be given advice about health issues and leading a healthy lifestyle. We need this information to ensure the child in your care is as healthy as possible. After this we can then write the healthcare plan with you.

Where will my health assessment take place?

The assessment will take place at Sinfin Health Centre.

What happens after the review health assessment?

The health care plan identifies any health needs, how they will be met and who will do them.

The health plan

The health care plan will be discussed at eh LAC review. It can also be reviewed at any time if the child’s health needs change. The plan is shared with cares and other professionals involved in keeping the child healthy.

The plan is only shared with people who need to know.

Contact

If you require further assistance contact:

Children in Care Nursing Service
Sinfin Health Centre
Derby
DE24 3DS

Tel: 01332 888040 ext 88529, 88530, 88531 or 88520

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm