PH28

Looked-after children and young people (PH28)

  • Public health guidance PH28
  • Issued: October 2010
    • Promoting the quality of life of looked-after children and young people

      This joint guidance from NICE and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is for all those who have a role in promoting the quality of life (that is, the physical health, and social, educational and emotional wellbeing) of looked-after children and young people. This includes directors of children’s services, directors of public health, people who commission and provide health and social care services, social workers, carers (including foster carers), healthcare workers, staff in independent and voluntary agencies, schools, colleges and universities, and organisations that train professionals and inspect services.

      The guidance may also be of interest to looked-after children and young people, their families, prospective adopters and other members of the public.

      The focus of the guidance is on how organisations, professionals and carers can work together to help looked-after children and young people reach their full potential and enjoy the same opportunities in life as their peers.

      The recommendations cover local strategy and commissioning, multi-agency working, care planning and placements, and timely access to appropriate health and mental health services. In particular, they aim to:

      • promote stable placements and nurturing relationships
      • support the full range of placements, including with family and friends
      • encourage educational achievement
      • support the transition to independent living
      • meet the particular needs of looked-after children and young people, including those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, unaccompanied asylum seekers, and those who have disabilities
      • places looked-after children and young people at the heart of decision making.

      This page was last updated: 08 April 2014

    • Guidance formats

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      Guidance review

      Review decision: 

      This guidance will not be updated, the guidance remains current.

      Next review date: January 2017

Patient

The summary of the key recommendations in the guidance written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.

Quick Reference Guide

The quick reference guide presents recommendations for health professionals

NICE Guidance

The published NICE clinical guidance, contains the recommendations for health professionals and NHS bodies.

Full Guidance

The published full clinical guidance for specialists with background, evidence, recommendations and methods used.

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