Statutory Guidance on Promoting the Health and Well-being of Looked After Children

This statutory guidance is issued to local authorities, Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) and applies to England only. It is issued to all three under sections 10 and 11 of the Children Act 2004 and they must have regard to it when exercising their functions. The guidance is also issued to local authorities under section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 and local authorities must act under it in discharging their duties to promote the health of the children they look after.