Looked After Children

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.

For further information

  • To follow up a referral

For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2) 

  • For advice or questions about your child's health and two year development checks

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call the Advice Line

  • Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition

Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrics page for more information about these services in Surrey.

  • Access to mental health services

Your GP needs to refer your child via CAMHS

  • Hearing concerns

Contact the Audiology service 

  • Concerns or complaints about a Children and Family  Health Surrey service

Visit our feedback page to read about our approach and who to contact. You can also email the Patient Experience Team directly using csh.patientexperience@nhs.net 

If your query is not covered by the routes above, please use the form below to contact us.  Your query will be passed to the relevant team who will aim to respond within seven working days.