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Children in Care Team (CIC) - Luton

The Children In Care (Health) team works in partnership with the Office of Children and Young People Service to ensure that children in the care system receive health services that are equitable to that received by any other child. The team also offers services to the carers and parents of children in the care system. 

The Luton Children In Care team work with children that are placed into care by Luton Local authority.

We see children that are placed in Luton by Luton Local Authority and children placed from Luton within a 25 mile radius of our base in Luton.  For children who are placed into care by Bedfordshire Social Care; including Bedford and Bedford Borough, you should contact the Bedfordshire team on 01234 310104. 

The Children In Care (CIC) Team are based in Redgrave Gardens, Luton.  The team comprises of two full time Specialist Nurses and two admin staff.  The team co-ordinate and arrange initial holistic health assessments within 20 working days of a referral being received from Luton Social Care.

Every child and young person is then seen for a Review Health Assessment. 

  • Children who are under 5 years are seen every six months by either their Health Visitor or the Specialist Nurse for CIC. 
  • Children over 5 years are seen annually by a Specialist Nurse within the CIC team.

The majority of review health assessments are conducted within the Child or Young Person’s home. This enables us to see the child in their normal environment and prevents them from having to be taken out of school.

We work closely with Luton Social Care, our Designated Nurse for CIC and Safeguarding, CAMHS,  Community PaediatriciansHealth Visitors and School Nurses.

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Last updated 21/07/2022