Looked after Children Nursing Service

Providing specialist advice to support children in care, including those placed in Kent by other councils.

Whitstable Health Centre

Whitstable Health Centre

0300 123 4461

Harbour Street, Whitstable CT5 1AQ

kentchft.lacrha@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Who we are

We are a team of health professionals who promote the health and wellbeing of children in care

What we do

The nursing teams at Clover House and Gibson Drive focus on children in care who are living in Kent and are placed by Kent County Council. They team, called Virtual School Kent, works closely with other agencies.

The service at Aylesham Health Centre focuses on children in care living in Kent who are placed in the county by other councils.

How do you use this service?

Children or young people in foster care and foster carers can get in touch using the information here or can be referred by a GP or healthcare professional.

Your comments

July 2017
Canterbury

They were fun and polite. Which made the experience more enjoyable. (Aged 12-18)

July 2017
Deal

Made to feel at ease. Everything explained well and in a professional, friendly manner.

July 2017
Deal

That the person I've seen has given me a decent amount of advice and has helped me. (Aged 12-18)

June 2017
Shepway)

I learnt a lot and many things were explained to me clearly. (Aged 12-18)

June 2017
Shepway

Very friendly and takes time .

May 2017
Shepway

Very friendly and patient. Good listener.

May 2017
Shepway

They gave me useful advice and helped with my problems. (Aged 12-18)

May 2017
Ashford

We were given clear and concise advice. We were able to get appropriate advice. It was child friendly.

May 2017
Thanet

My child felt relaxed during the appointment.

April 2017
Ashford

The lady listened very well and understood what I was talking about to her. (Aged 12-18)

April 2017
Shepway

Very thorough and nice, great with children.

March 2017
Whitstable

The nurse was really nice and friendly. Also, the nurse took my questions seriously. (Aged 12-18)

March 2017
Whitstable

Excellent service and interactions with young person, made to feel welcome and comfortable.

March 2017
Thanet

It was a great experience being in the home. Kind, caring and friendly lady - Pippa, she really listened to the child and interacted well.

February 2017
Shepway

Great service, warm and friendly nurses.

February 2017
Thanet

The professional conducting the assessment was brilliant.

February 2017
Ashford

The nurse was nice, friendly and kept me updated.

December 2016
Dover

Very relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Lovely nurse - put us at ease.

December 2016
Tonbridge & Malling

Friendly and informal, which puts the children at ease, resulting in good communication and a realistic view of them and their home life.

November 2016
Thanet

I find the LAC nurses always very approachable, sensitive to the children's needs and able to connect well with the children. They have a very holistic and realistic approach.

November 2016
Whitstable

Prompt, welcoming and informative.

November 2016
Canterbury

Very helpful and listened to what I had to say.

November 2016
Gravesham

Engaged well, polite and friendly. Made child feel comfortable.

November 2016
Dartford

Jo was extremely professional and both boys really liked her as she was easy to talk to.

October 2016
Gravesham

Very friendly both to myself and the children. Listened to everyone's views and gave examples to describe information to the children in a child friendly manner.

October 2016
Dover

Member of staff was helpful, treated our foster child as a person, talked to him not me all the time.

September 2016
OLA

The nurse, Kim, was friendly and understanding to my young person's needs and worries

September 2016
Gravesham

The CIC nurse was very friendly and professional. She put my foster child at ease immediately.

August 2016
Deal

Nurse is easy to talk to and she explains things so I'll understand it.

June 2016
Dover

The nurse that attended was not only professional but very pleasant to speak with. She explained everything clearly and seemed happy to give us her time. After all the meetings we have had, it was so refreshing.

June 2016
Canterbury

Pippa was kind, understanding and took in what I had to say.

June 2016

Very friendly approach, made child feel at ease. Very thorough.

May 2016
OLA

The health visitor was really lovely and made it a nice experience.

May 2016
Thanet

Helpful, informative and consistent.

May 2016
Swale

Easy to talk to. Had time for discussions and to talk things through and made decisions together.

April 2016
Swale

Very helpful to review health regularly. Good continuity, seen by someone who knows the child and her history.

March 2016
Ashford

Friendly atmosphere. Good location.

March 2016
Thanet

She was kind and interested.

Jan-16

The appointment went really well and I enjoyed it actually. (OLA)

Jan-16

Very helpful - I could ask questions and understand answers.† Very patient with foster child - as has very complex needs. (Thanet)

Jan-16

It is great to know your child is meeting milestones etc and just getting advice to any questions. Jo was lovely and really personable. (Maidstone)