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Realising the potential of Children in Care

Health Services in Kent

The National Health Service (NHS) is made up of different types of Trusts and Authorities. Kent comes under Kent Community Health NHS Trust. Primary Care Trusts (PCT’s) employ the people you normally see when you first have a health problem, e.g. Dentists, General Practitioner.

The Kent Community Health NHS Trust provides the following services:

  • Child Protection
  • Health Visiting
  • Integrated Therapy and Care Co-ordination Services for Children
  • Primary Mental Health
  • School Nursing
  • Speech and Language Therapy Early Years Service
  • Children in Care Specialist Nurses

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust is our local Mental Health Trust and runs the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Mental Health Trusts provide health and social care services for both adults and children with mental health problems.

Useful references and resources for those involved in the Health of Children in Care