Looked After Children Nurse Specialist Team

A team of specialist nurses who are committed to improving the health outcomes for Looked After Children accommodated within West Sussex.
It is a County wide team who strive to deliver a supportive, informative and highly effective service to address and meet the health needs of Looked After Children within the geographic area. We achieve this by:

  • Undertaking and overseeing nurse led health assessments which are bi-annual for children under 5 years old and annually for children aged of 5- 18 years

  • Creating and maintaining an up to date database of young people placed in West Sussex

  • Providing staff training on how to complete statutory health assessments

  • Delivering effective health promotion to vulnerable young people

  • Adopting a holistic approach to each individuals needs

  • Supporting and advising foster carers to improve health needs of Looked After Children

Coverage

West Sussex

How To Access

Foster families, Social Workers and other professionals can access the services of the Looked After Children Nurse Specialist Team via the following routes:

  • Telephone

  • Email

  • Meetings

  • Via other health professionals such as Dr's, School Nurses and Health Visitors
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  • The Virtual School

No referral is necessary. The Team are notified of all children placed in care within West Sussex. This begins the process of health needs evaluation.

The Looked After Children Specialist Nursing Team is not an emergency service and does not have an 'out of hours' service.

Contact Details

Designated Nurse for Looked After Children/ Team Leader
Karen Hughes
Bognor Health Centre
West Street
Bognor Regis
PO21 1UT
Tel: 01243 833848
Mob: 07920743429
Email: Karen.hughes2@nhs.net

Philippa Whittle, South West
Bognor Health Centre
West Street
Bognor Regis
PO21 1UT
Tel: 01243 833867
Mob: 07984915864
Email: Philippa.whittle@nhs.net

Faye Christodoulou, South East( Lancing & Littlehampton)
Unit 3, The Quadrant
60 Marlborough Road
Lancing Business Park
Lancing
BN15 8UW
Tel: 01273 265952
Mob: 07984916237
Email: Faye.christodoulou@nhs.net

Becci C'Ailceta, South East (Central Worthing)
Children's Centre
Worthing Hospital
Lyndhurst Rd
Worthing
BN11 2DH
Tel: 01903 286745
Mob: 07984916237
Email: Rebecca.cailceta@nhs.net

Yvonne Woodcock, North East ( Mid Sussex, Crawley)
Nightingale Primary Care Centre
Butlers Green Rd
Haywards Heath
RH16 4BN
Tel: 01444 414100
Mob: 07771974568
Email: Yvonne.woodcock@nhs.net

Yvonne Turnbull, North East ( Horsham & Crawley)
Nightingale Primary Care Centre
Butlers Green Rd
Haywards Heath
RH16 4BN
Tel: 01444 414100
Mob: 07917814866
Email: y.turnbull@nhs.net

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

How to find us

We are available at the listed addresses by appointment.

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