Date lodged: 15 April 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what information is collected in health assessments for looked after children on the needs of children and young people in relation to mental health and wellbeing.
Answered by: Maree Todd 13 May 2019
The Guidance on Health Assessments for Looked After Children and Young People in Scotland, published in May 2014, details the minimum standardised elements which regional NHS Boards should record as part of the healthcare pathway for a looked after child. It provides a template for the health assessment itself, including details of the specific core data in relation areas such as mental health, which should be recorded. The template is available to view on the Scottish Government website ( Guidance on Health Assessments for Looked After Children in Scotland , Annex A, p35): https://www.gov.scot/publications/guidance-health-assessments-looked-children-scotland/ .