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Children in Care and Adoption Team

Children in Care and Adoption Team


Who is the service for?

The service is for children and young people aged 0-18 years that are looked after.  We also support those involved in their care such as carers, social workers and education settings.

We also provide support to those who have left care.

Children and young people are referred into our service through the local authorities or Children in Care health teams in other areas.

What we do

We are a dedicated health team who support children and young people who are in care or in the process of being adopted.

Our team promotes the health and wellbeing of children and young people by working closely with those involved in their care including:

  • Parents and other family members
  • Foster carers
  • Social workers
  • Leaving care personal advisors
  • Teachers / virtual school
  • School nurses and health visitors
  • GPs and paediatricians


Click on a link below to view a list of resources for the following subjects:

Child and mum holding tea party with teddy.

Information and signposting

Children in Care and Adoption team – 0300 125 6911

Health Visitors and School Nurses can signpost to our team. You can also link to their resources via the Health Visiting Service page.

We have a range of resources and information to support neurodiverse children on the Community Paediatric advice and signposting page. 

Getting help

For information on further support offered visit Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership’s website:

Getting more help (more extensive goal-based help)

If children require further support, we signpost them to our Public Health Nursing Service.

I am a professional...

You can contact our team on 0300 125 6911

See the Safeguarding Children Remedy page for full details on how to make a referral to our team.

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