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Looked After Children Part 1: Challenges and Principles for General Practitioners

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity

In this session and the next session 'Safeguarding/Looked After Children Part 2', we will explore the evidence for the statement that looked after children 'have a higher level of health, mental health and health promotion needs than others of the same age' and look at how the Healthy Child Programme can meet these needs.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Provide a definition and describe the epidemiology of looked after children in England
  • Outline the challenges of providing the Healthy Child Programme to this group of children
  • Outline the principles of optimising health services for looked after children
  • Reflect on service provision for children in your local area and apply principles to plan/improve health services for looked after children

In this and the next session 'Safeguarding/Looked After Children Part 2', we will explore the evidence for these statements and look at how the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) can meet these needs.


PRM123
Instructors / Speakers
Douglas Simkiss,
Associate Professor of Child Health,Consultant Community Paediatrician

Douglas Simkiss is an Associate Professor of Child Health at the University of Warwick and an honorary Consultant Community Paediatrician in Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust. He has been designated Doctor for looked after children in Birmingham and Warwickshire and developed integrated care pathways for health assessments. His PhD has explored the health service use of families where children enter public care. He peer reviewed the research underpinning the 2009 DCSF guidance ’Promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children’. He was a member of the NICE / SCIE programme development group creating guidance on ’Promoting the quality of life for looked after children’ published in October 2010.

Delivery
Title
Looked After Children Part 1: Challenges and Principles for General Practitioners
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Maternal-child
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
04_03
Access Duration (in months)
12
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