Looked after children service

We provide statutory health services to children looked after by either the London Borough of Southwark or the London Borough of Lambeth.

Our teams are based at Sunshine House in Camberwell for Southwark services and Mary Sheridan Centre in Elephant and Castle for Lambeth services.

What do we do?


  • provide initial and review health assessments
  • provide vaccinations and developmental health checks, including finding out whether dental checks are up to date
  • complete assessments for children being considered for adoption
  • complete assessments for potential adopters and foster carers
  • provide advice to adoption and fostering panels
  • provide enhanced health services to care leavers

We work closely with the health visiting and school nursing services.



Phone: 020 3049 5974

Email: gst-tr.LAC@nhs.net


Phone: 020 3049 8037

Email: gst-tr.SouthwarkLAC@nhs.net

Where to find us


Mary Sheridan Centre for Child Health
Wooden Spoon House
5 Dugard Way
London SE11 4TH


Sunshine House Children and Young People's Development Centre
27 Peckham Road
London SE5 8UH