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Looked after children

3. Education and health

Unless other arrangements have been made, eg for individual tuition, your child will go to school in the normal way. Wherever possible, they will continue to attend the school they were going to before moving away. If this is not possible we will talk to education officers to find the best school available.

As well as a Care Plan we will also create a Personal Education Plan which will identify your child's educational needs and how they should be met. This plan will be reviewed in line with the review of the Care Plan.

You will also be asked for information about your child's health and for consent to a health assessment. The health assessment process and the purpose will be discussed with you and your child where appropriate. Each looked after child will have a Personal Health Plan prepared with, and for them, to ensure their needs are met. When signing Part 1 of the Placement Plan you will also be asked to sign your agreement to your child receiving certain medical treatments.

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Last updated: 9 October 2017

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