Health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people (QS31)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'looked-after babies children and young people'
This quality standard defines best practice for the health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people. NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area.
This quality standard covers the health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people from birth to 18 years and care leavers (including young people planning to leave care or under leaving care provisions). It applies to all settings and services working with and caring for looked-after children and young people, and care leavers, including where they live.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: looked-after babies children and young people
This page was last updated: 15 November 2013
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