Practice Guidance

Looked-after children: health issues

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Introduction

Learning points Understanding the risk factors for becoming looked-after and the impact these can have on a child’s health Examining the social worker’s responsibilities in health assessments for looked-after children and children placed for adoption Advice on common health issues, including details of known causes; symptoms and effects Suggestions for social workers on gathering relevant health […]

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