Children in Care Health Service

Contact us from Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm

Health Team for Children in Care

Team Administrators

Jacki Place: Tel. 0300 421 8527

Becky Shaw: Tel. 0300 421 8096

Jacki or Becky may be able to help you with queries about health assessments for children in care. They can be contacted on the numbers listed above.

Nurses for Children in Care

Team Landline Phone Number: 01452 895245

Our nurses are all Registered Nurses as well as qualified Health Visitors or School Nurses who have also had additional training around the needs of Children in Care. The nurses can be contacted on either the above team landline number or the mobile numbers below.

Liz Bennett:         07500 089429

Pam Dickerson:   07970 124081 (Mondays only)

Holly Dowsing:     07824 866465

Lorna Griffiths:     07554 115253

Sarah Jones:       07500 089361

Clare Varricchione: 07792 378468

Pauline Edwards (Designated Nurse):  07798 745 932


Our aim is to promote and look after the health of children in care. We do this by:

  • ensuring that high quality health assessments are offered to young people in care.
  • ensuring that adults working with these young people are trained and supported in health needs
  • ensuring that health professionals are equipped to deal with identifying and providing for their health needs.

We are also available for advice as requested from any service/individual as well as providing support to social care teams. We work closely with social care and the looked after children’s services including foster care services, within the local authority. 

Anyone involved in supporting children in care can contact us, including health professionals, social workers, foster carers and public health nurses.