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

This guidance aims to improve quality of life (that is, the physical health, and social, educational and emotional wellbeing) of looked-after children and young people. The focus is on ensuring that organisations, professionals and carers work together to deliver high quality care, stable placements and nurturing relationships for looked-after children and young people.

The recommendations set out how agencies and services in a complex, multi-agency environment can improve the quality of life for looked-after children and young people through more effective collaboration that places them at the heart of all decision making. The recommendations cover local strategy and commissioning, multi-agency working, care planning and placements, and timely access to appropriate health and mental health services.

Author: 
National Institute for Health and Clinical Research (NIHR)
Author: 
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
Publisher: 
National Institute for Health and Clinical Research (NIHR)
Published: 
2010
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