The Peterborough Children in Care Team carry out statutory health assessments of all children and young people who are looked after by the Local Authority. We offer consultation, advice and support to promote the health and well-being of looked after children and young people (up to 18 years old).

How this service can help you

We provide an initial health assessment on all children and young people in care in line with the statutory guidance of the Children Act 2004. After an assessment by the designated paediatrician and specialist nurse, we work with children and young people, carers and professionals involved in their care to design a tailored health plan.

We see children under five years old every six months and school-age children at least annually.

Our service includes:

  • Assessment and health plans
  • Consultation, advice and support for children, young people and their carers to optimise health and well being
  • Partnership working with education services, social care, the police and voluntary agencies to provide multi-agency liaison and training

Facilities available

We mainly see children and young people at the City Care Centre, Peterborough, but also see them in other places such as within the local authority, their school or home, depending on their individual needs.

The City Care Centre has a large car park.  (Pay machine in reception.)

How do I access this service?

If you have immediate concerns about a child or young person during office hours (Monday-Friday), contact:

  • Children's Social Care, Referral and Assessment on 01733 864180 / 01733 864170
  • Cambridgeshire Police Child and Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit on 0845 456 4564

If you have immediate concerns outside these hours, contact:

  • Out-of-hours' emergency duty team on 01733 234724

Referrals to the Peterborough Children in Care Team are usually made via social workers.

Where is it?

The Children in Care Team, Peterborough Children's Health Services, Winchester Place, 80 Thorpe Road, Peterborough PE3 6AP

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Contact the service

Monday - Friday
T 0300 555 5860
E (secure)

Who provides this service?

The Peterborough Children in Care Team is provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Children's Business Unit.

The team is made up of consultant paediatricians, specialist nurses and administrators.

Who is this service for?

We accept referrals for all children and young people up to the age of 18 years old who are in the care of the Local Authority. They could be in foster care, respite care, residential children's homes, school placements, placements for young offenders, or living in their parents' home.

The page was last updated on 28 May 2020 by andrea.bateman.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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