Your looked after children service appointment

How do I get an appointment?

We see children for initial health assessments with a doctor when they first become looked after. We carry out review assessments every 6 months or year depending on age. Review assessments take place with either a doctor or nurse.

Changing or cancelling your appointment

If you need to change or cancel the appointment, please contact us by calling the phone number provided on the appointment letter.

What to bring to your appointment

Please bring any forms that are requested on the appointment letter, for example:

  • Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaires (SDQs)
  • carers reports

If possible, please also bring:

  • health records such as personal child health records (red book)
  • records of previous dental, opticians and hospital appointments

During your appointment

At the first health check, a doctor will ask about general health, and any worries or concerns you might have. They'll ask about the last dentist visit and eye test and will also ask about school.

They will check height, weight, eyes and ears and may also listen to the child's heart.

At follow-up health checks, you'll see eitehr a doctor or a nurse.



Phone: 020 3049 5974



Phone: 020 3049 8037


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