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National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, Social Care Institute for Excellence. [NICE] (2015) Promoting the quality of life of looked-after children and young people. London: NICE. 169 p. NICE public health guidance 28

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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 children’s 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:
• promote stable placements and nurturing relationships
• support the full range of placements, including with family and friends
• encourage educational achievement
• support the transition to independent living
• 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
• places looked-after children and young people at the heart of decision making.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:NICE
Date:2015
Pages:169 p.
Publisher:NICE
Corporate Creators:National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, Social Care Institute for Excellence
Place of Publication:London
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Social services
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Social support
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Social services > Services for family and children > Services for children of substance users
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
T Demographic characteristics > Child of substance user
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family structure > Family support

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