The Healthy Care Programme is funded by the Department for Education and Skills and developed by the National Children’s Bureau. It is a practical means of improving the health and well-being of looked after children and young people in line with the Department of Health Guidance Promoting the Health of Looked After Children (2002) and the Change for Children Programme.
It seeks to improve outcomes by developing good practice through partnership working, policy development, and with the participation of looked after children and young people. It ensures that services are child-focused, provide a healthy care environment and support the National Healthy Care Standard.
The Healthy Care Programme website provides access to downloadable resources and materials to support work on promoting the health and emotional well-being of looked after children and young people plus a regional network to share learning and experience. Use the menu on the left to access Healthy Care resources.