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Promoting the health and well-being of looked-after children

Department for Education UK Government; Department of Health and Social Care Country Resources Child and Youth General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards England and Wales, United Kingdom 17 March 2015 Guidelines child and adolescent, mental health service

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Statutory guidance on the planning, commissioning and delivery of health services for looked-after children. It aims to ensure looked-after children have access to any physical or mental health care they may need. This guidance is for local authorities, commissioners of health services for children, NHS England, designated and named professionals for looked-after children, GPs, optometrists, dentists and pharmacists, managers and staff of services for care leavers and personal advisers, teachers, health visitors, school nurses and any other professional who is involved in the delivery of services and care to looked-after children.


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