This quality standard covers identifying, assessing and treating attachment difficulties in children and young people (under 18). It focuses on children and young people at high risk of going into care, looked after by local authorities in foster homes, in special guardianship, adopted from care, and those in residential settings and other accommodation. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

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