22nd April 2021

The Looked After Children Network, in conjunction with Partners in Paediatrics, have recently held their a study day, hosting upwards of 80 people for a half day of updates and education.

The aim of the event was to update Doctors working with Children in Care on recent developments which are relevant to health care practice in Adoption and Fostering services.

The main objectives of the event were:

  • To share good practice and learning through disseminating audits and sharing of effective regional service designs , with objective to promote consistent practice across the area.
  • To offer Peer Review of complex and challenging cases within a specialist forum, supporting good practice and appraisal objectives.
  • To offer Peer Review of complex and challenging cases within a specialist forum, supporting good practice and appraisal objectives.

The programme included:

  • Children in Care Clinic – Jayne Timmins, Specialist Nurse for Children in Care, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • The Mental Health Needs of Children in Care – Nicholas Lea, Clinical Lead Nurse for Complex Care and EMDR Therapist, Birmingham Women’s & Children’s Hospital NHS Trust
  • Update from Coram BAAF Health group – Dr Lynn Snow, Designated Doctor, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
  • The “So What” of IHAs – Physical Health Outcomes (Service Evaluation on Referrals Onward from IHA)Dr Sawsan Mishali
  • IHA COVID-19 Data – Dr Latha Tirupatikumara, Consultant Paediatrician, The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Survey Outcomes: Covid Impact, Consent and Information Sharing. Delegate Participation led by Dr Fiona Goodwin, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Wye Valley NHS Trust

Network Co-chairs – Fiona Goodwin & Sraboni Dasgupta

If you registered for this event and would like to revisit the slides please click here to access the Presentations and enter the password provided by PiP in your recent email.