Children in Care Service

Children in Care Service

About us

We are a specialist team providing a dedicated mental health service for children and young people who are in the care of Surrey Children’s Services and their carers and support networks.

We use the most up-to-date evidence and research to ensure that we can meet your needs in the most effective way.

Our team consists of people from different professional backgrounds who all have experience of working in children’s mental health. We include nurses, social workers, psychologist and therapists.

What we do

At 3Cs we only work with children and young people living in foster care or in children’s homes. We understand that being in care can be really hard sometimes and that you may find it helpful to have some psychological support from someone outside of home or school. Some of the things we can help you with could include:

  • Worries about your
  • mental health
  • Feeling low or anxious
  • Feeling really angry
  • Self-harm
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Nightmares and flashbacks
  • Intrusive thoughts

For more information you can read our service leaflet here.

An easy read version of our service leaflet is available to download here.

How to access our service

We accept referrals from health, social care or education practitioners such as a GP or teacher. This ensures that every child or young person referred is in contact with the right service and receives appropriate treatment and support. Please contact your GP, teacher or social care worker to get a child or young person a referral to our service. More information is available on our 'Making a referral' web page.

If you have any questions about a child or young person’s mental health, call CAMHS One Stop for advice on 0300 222 5755.

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