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Promoting the quality of life of looked-after children and young people.

Creator:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, Social Care Institute for Excellence

Type: Article
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

The guidance 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 childrenâ?Ts 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: â?¢ promote stable placements and nurturing relationships â?¢ support the full range of placements, including with family and friends â?¢ encourage educational achievement â?¢ support the transition to independent living â?¢ 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 â?¢ places looked-after children and young people at the heart of decision making.

Date:

01/01/2010

DOI:

10.14655/11971-69875

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, Social Care Institute for Excellence. (2010) Promoting the quality of life of looked-after children and young people. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/69875 [Accessed: 19th June 2019].

  

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