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 such as speech and language therapy. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2) and they will be able to advise.
- For advice or questions about your child's health
- 2 year development checks
- Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition
Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrician service page for more information about these services in Surrey.
- Access to mental health services
Your GP needs to refer your child via MINDSIGHT Surrey CAHMS
- Hearing concerns
Contact the Audiology service
- Concerns or complaints about a Children and Family Health Surrey service
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 7 working days.