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This report and presentation (both attached) show a summary of the key findings of the statutory 2012-13 Caring for Others survey together with data tables for all questions including comparisons with the 2009-10 pilot survey and North West and England averages (to be added summer 2013 once data is published). It contains quantitative and qualitative data on the carer demographic, experience & opinions of care and support, quality of life outcomes as well as stakeholder comments.

This is essential reading for all those with the commissioning and provision of care services.

This joint guidance from NICE and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) 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.

You can view this resource by clicking here: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH28

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