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Health of looked after children

Looked after children are those who are in the care of the local authority. They are likely to have experienced significant disruption in their lives and this can make looking after their health more difficult to achieve.

We know that being healthy is about emotional and mental wellbeing, as well as being physically healthy. Making sure that all looked after young people and those leaving care are healthy is extremely important in Wiltshire.

Useful organisations

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Children's outreach nursing service

Wiltshire Children's Advocacy: Information for children and young people in care and care leavers

Virgin Care: Looked after children's service

Contact us

Public Health
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8JN

Email: publichealth@wiltshire.gov.uk

Phone: 0300 003 4566