The Children in Care Nursing Service
All children and young people in care living within the Bradford Metropolitan District Council (BMDC) aged 0 to 18 years of age have access to the Children in Care Nursing Service.
We are a team of specialist nurses, nursery nurses and administrative staff located at Westbourne Green Health Centre, Bradford. Each looked after child and young person has their own named nurse who remains with them during their journey through the care system.
What we do:
The specialist nurses ensure that the children and young people in care with in Bradford are offered an individualised, age-appropriate six monthly or annual health assessment as per statutory guidance which supports and promotes the health and wellbeing of this cohort. We also offer these assessments at a time and venue convenient to the child and young person.
Our nursery nurses can support with a range of identified health issues including child development, behaviour management, continence, and sleep.
We liaise with a wide range of other services and professionals both within health and other agencies.
Youth Justice Nurses and Leaving Care Nurses
Bradford Youth Justice Nurses work within Bradford YOT and provide health assessments, support, advice and sign-posting to all young people aged 10 – 18 and under (and their carers) who are involved with the juvenile criminal justice service throughout the Bradford District.
The Care Leavers Nurses work closely with social care services to promote the health needs of young people aged 18-25 who are leaving the care of the local authority. This includes supporting young people moving towards independent living.
Our service includes:
• Providing health advice, information and support
• Undertaking health assessments and care planning
• Providing consistent care with a named Leaving Care nurse
• Referring to specialist services
All children and young people within care are allocated their own Children in Care (CIC) nurse even if the child or young person has come from outside the BMDC area.
Wherever possible we will aim to meet your communication, access, & information needs as per the Accessible Information Standard. Please inform the team of your, accessibility & / or accessibility to information requirements.
If you would like to get in touch about any child or young person in care, or need any advice, please contact the Children In Care Nursing Service on Tel. 01274 221002.
To access the Youth Justice Nurses Team call 01274 221002 or through Bradford YJS on 01274 436060.
To contact the Care Leavers Nurses call 01274 221002.
All services are available Monday to Friday 0900hrs to 1700hrs.