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Looked After Children's Nurse

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro rata + HCAS
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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We have an exciting opportunity for a innovative nurse to join our Looked After Children's Team within B& D.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable qualified looked after children' s nurse, to join our caring and progressive team.

We are commissioned to deliver health assessments for children placed in care by the London borough of Barking and Dagenham. Health Assessments are held 6 monthly for children under 5 and yearly for children over 5 years old.

The team is co-located with our social care colleagues within local authority offices.

Main duties of the job

  • The Looked After Children's (LAC) Nurse will work as an integral part of a multi-agency service to provide a seamless pathway for the holistic care of Looked After Children in Barking. These children may be under the care of Kent, Medwayor another local authority, and will include unaccompanied asylum seeking children(UASC). You will aim to improve the health outcomes of Looked after Children in accordance with the Statutory Guidance for Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of Looked After Children (DH & DoE 2015) In addition to providing comprehensive holistic health assessments, the role of the LAC Nurse includes:
  • All LAC nurses are registered nurses with additional experience ie: health visitor or school nurse.
  • Nurses participate at LAC reviews, professional meetings and network meetings.
  • To attend and participate in Education and Health Care plans.
  • Nurses to participate in children and young person wellbeing groups in partnership with colleagues.
  • Provide packages of care for individual children.
  • Work with other agencies both within and outside of health services.
  • Direct referrals to GP and specialities.
  • Liaise with multi-disciplinary teams as required.
  • Liaise and work with Locality Hubs and Children's Centres.

About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - Outer London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of �4,313 to a maximum of �5,436 p.a. pro rata for part time).

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role.

Still have questions ?, the recruiting manager would love to hear from you, there contact details can be found in the job advert.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Experience of working with LAC
  • MDT experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Trust Values
  • Demonstrates an understanding of information governance and confidentiality
  • Minimoon of 2 years community experience


  • Car Driver
  • Experience of working with CAMHS



  • Experienced nurse for Looked After Children



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent record keeping and report writing


  • Experience of working with RIO

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Barking Town Hall


IG11 7LU

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