Looked After Children Health Service Greenwich

The term ‘Looked After Children’ (LAC) refers to all children and young people aged under 18 years who are either:

  • In care as a result of a court order under Part IV of the Children Act - the local authority has legal parental responsibility along with the parent, or 
  • Accommodated under Part III of the Children Act  - the local authority does not have legal parental responsibility

These children and young people live both in and out of Greenwich and are looked after by Greenwich Council. There are also children and young people in Greenwich who are looked after by other local authorities.

Looked After Children generally have greater health needs than their peers yet they may have more difficulty accessing adequate health care. They have statutory yearly health assessments (twice yearly if aged under five). The first health assessment should be carried out in time for the child's first review after becoming looked after, if reasonable.

How to access this service

We take referrals from health and social care professionals. We are also happy for children/young people, care leavers, carers, parents and other professionals to communicate with us. We maintain appropriate confidentiality.

Oxleas Patient Experience survey

The Oxleas Patient Experience survey gives you the opportunity to feedback on the care and treatment you have received. We also encourage your friends, family and carers to also provide feedback. Hearing your views gives us a better understanding of the needs of our patients, families and carers which helps us to make sure that we are providing a good standard of care. 

The short survey only takes a few minutes to complete and you can provide a written comment explaining what you think is working well and what is not. The Patient Experience team will collect the results of the surveys and these are shared with the relevant departments and management teams. This helps us to shape our services to continually improve the quality of the care and treatment we provide.

GP referral information

Phone number for GPs:

020 8836 8621

Fax number:

Secure fax: 020 8319 3336


  • Community health services (children)

Services provided

  • Children in care

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Highpoint House
Shooters Hill

SE18 3RZ

Public phone number:

Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm
Please call 020 8294 3168.

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