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(NICE) Looked-after children and young people - "Have your say"

16 January 2019

This guideline will update and replace the NICE guideline on looked-after children and young people (PH28).

The guideline will be developed using the methods and processes outlined in developing NICE guidelines: the manual and will also be used to update the NICE quality standard for looked-after children and young people

New evidence that could affect recommendations was identified through the surveillance process.

Topic experts, including those who helped to develop the existing guideline, advised NICE on whether areas should be updated or new areas added. Full details are set out in the surveillance review decision.

The consultation is looking specifically for evidence based interventions, needed to help professionals improve outcomes for LAC, that monitor or evaluate the impact of the intervention.  

Specific consideration will be given to:

  • looked-after children and young people with mental health and emotional wellbeing needs
  • babies and young children
  • unaccompanied children seeking asylum
  • children and young people who are victims of exploitation and trafficking
  • young parents in care
  • children with physical disabilities, special education needs or behaviour that challenges

Please note, Section 3.3 outlines area that will be covered and not covered.  Section 3.5 outlines the key issues and draft questions.  

Getting Involved

Send your comments to [email protected] using the response form below.

The deadline for responses is Friday the 01st of February.

Please note:

  • The Society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the Society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties /Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on Clinical opinion


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