Our nurture and care for young people is strengthened by our health professional who is an RGN and has many year’s experience of nursing. Our RGN is responsible for: attending and writing LAC health reports; advising and supporting staff; conducting annual health reviews and devising detailed health care plans.
NLCS has excellent links with local Doctors, Dentists and the CAMHS team all overseen by our health professional. A cohesive, yet confidentially respectful, approach with Local Authority health teams promotes information and advice sharing to best meet the needs of a young person.
Thanks to the work by our health professional, NLCS has a service User agreement with PAC for our young people to access therapeutic supports. This service is also accessed by direct referral from the CAMHS team. Art and talk therapy is available and this service has both male and female therapists. Play therapy and speech and language therapy are also available in Cumbria and our health professional would co-ordinate the usage of these services.
The DASH – (drugs, alcohol and sexual health) TEAM are closely worked with to support the young people to deal with and learn about these issues to promote their health and their safety.