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RAS St Helier Hospital

The Team based at St Helier hospital is managed within the Referral and Assessment Service.

A duty service is provided every weekday and it is the main referral point and first point of contact that users of Queen Mary's and St Helier Hospital have with the Children and Families department. Its role is to manage all initial enquiries, to signpost to other agencies if appropriate or to assess and develop care plans.

The service liaises with medical staff to identify vulnerable families pre-birth and offer appropriate support. Immediate investigations are carried out on those children felt to be at immediate risk.

Children needing longer-term intervention will be transferred to other teams within the service.