Quality standards are derived from the best available evidence, such as NICE guidance or other NICE accredited sources. The guidance used to underpin this quality standard is listed in development sources, along with relevant policy context, definitions and data sources. Further explanation of the methodology used can be found in social care quality standards: interim process guide for pilot topics.
This quality standard was produced collaboratively with representatives from the social care and education sectors and the NHS, along with their partners, looked-after children and young people and carers.
The quality standard is informed by the principles and values set out in the joint NICE and Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) public health guidance on promoting the quality of life of looked-after children and young people (2010). These are set out in principles and values.