Childrens Psychological Services Children Looked After by Blackpool Council


Children's Psychological Services - Children Looked After by Blackpool Council

Overarching service aims:

The focus of the support we offer is to work in partnership with carers and other professionals, to contribute a psychological perspective on the impacts of neglect and abuse on the development, emotional well-being and behaviour of children in the care of Blackpool Council. 

The primary clinical focus of the service is to:

  1. Offer Psychological Consultation to Social Workers and other Staff working with children and young people who are Looked After by Blackpool Council
  2. Provide Psychological Advice and Support to Foster Carers and Residential Staff regarding children and young people in the care of Blackpool Council
  3. Provide Training sessions, alongside partner agencies, to Blackpool Foster Carers
  4. Following initial Consultations, carry out specialist Assessment work and Therapeutic interventions for children and young people in the care of Blackpool Council

Please follow this link for our information sheet

Referral Criteria

We are commissioned to provide a targeted service to children and young people in the care of Blackpool Council. Referrals to the service are usually made the referred child's Social Worker.

We do not accept referrals for children and young people in the care of other local authorities. There are similar services for children and young people in the care of Lancashire County Council and Blackburn with Darwin Council. 

We do not provide a Court Assessment service or Forensic assessments.

How do I make a referral?

All referrals should be made using our referral form and e-mailed to our administrator on:  LACBlackpool@Lancashirecare.nhs.uk

Please follow this link for our referral form

Where are we based?

We are based with other local NHS children's services at Whitegate Health Centre, Blackpool.

Where are appointments held?

All of our appointments are offered in community locations across Blackpool and the Fylde coast.  

First appointments are usually with the referred child's social worker, at their work-base. Appointments with Foster Carers are usually carried out as home visits. Appointments for assessment and therapy work may be carried out as a home visit, a school-based appointment or at an NHS site depending on the presenting needs and the focus of the clinical work.

Service Contact Details:

All referrals and service enquiries should be directed to our service administrator either via e-mail LACBlackpool@Lancashirecare.nhs.uk or telephone 01253 957150

Please note, we do not provide emergency cover - where there are significant concerns about a child or young person's mental health local services, such as GP, CAMHS or A&E (depending on the level of concern) should be contacted in the first instance.

Our Postal Address is:

Blackpool LACYP Psychological Service,
Children's Psychological Services
Whitegate Health Centre (2nd floor)
150 Whitegate Drive
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY 3 9ES

Customer Care:

If you would like to share a compliment, concern or complaint, please speak to a member of our team by phoning 01253 957150. Alternatively, information can be found on our Customer Care webpage