Children Looked After (CLA) Health Team

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The Children Looked After (CLA) Health Team is responsible for promoting all aspects of health to children and young adults who are looked after by Islington Children’s Social Care. This statutory service provides:

  • health assessments
  • specific health targeted interventions related to sexual health/pregnancy advice, smoking cessation, immunisation uptake
  • health advisory service for professionals with looked-after children in their care, including liaison work and referrals
  • advocacy
  • fostering and adoption support

Young People’s Health Clinic

The CLA Health Team runs a drop-in service for young people aged 16 years old and above, including care leavers, to address

  • general health support/advice
  • referrals to sexual health/drug and alcohol services

 During Covid this clinic is accessible via phone/text/email. No appointment is necessary.

Eligibility criteria


  • Children aged 0-18 years looked after by the London Borough of Islington
  • Care leavers up to the age of 25 years
  • Adult carers assessed by Islington for the care of look after children 

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs, Nurses, Anyon can contact the CLA health team about an Islington Looked after child


Young people looked after by Islington or care leavers can access the service via their Social Worker/ Young Person's Adviser or directly.

t: 020 7527 8810



Virtual Drop-in CLA Team clinic

The pre-Covid drop-in session (Wednesdays 2pm-5pm) is now accessible by phone/text/email

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