Statutory guidance to ensure an effective health and care plan is in place for looked-after children.
This is statutory guidance for:
- local authorities
- NHS England
- clinical commissioning groups
- social workers
- independent reviewing officers
- frontline practitioners
It aims to support local authorities and the NHS to meet the health needs of all looked-after children.
The guidance supersedes the 2002 guidance ‘Promoting the health of looked-after children’. It will be reviewed in autumn 2014.
What legislation does this guidance relate to?
- The Children Act 1989
- The Children Act 2004