mhsds-2523 SWEEEPS


Timeline Group label Sweep Group Sweep Title Participant age Starts Ends Scale Provision, Receipt, Need? Topic(s) Focus Informant: Multiple rater? Reporting Term Question(s) Response scale Standard instrument? Notes Physical Health Measures
MHSDS v4.0 mhsds-2523 January 2019 January 2020 Looked after child Receipt; NHS funded care provider manager No Current

A data item requested to be collected by NHS funded care providers is:

An indicator for a looked after child. A Looked After Child (also referred to as a Child Looked After) is a PERSON. A Looked After Child is a child in the care of a Local Authority either:
• through a Care Order made by a Court or
• voluntary agreement with their parent(s) to accommodate
They may be looked after: in a Children’s Home, by foster carers, or other family members.
All Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children are also Looked After Children.
This data item is applicable to children and young people only.



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