SCIE/NICE recommendations on looked after children: Promoting the quality of life of looked-after children and young people


This is NICE and SCIE’s formal guidance on improving the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people. When writing the recommendations, the Programme Development Group (PDG) (see appendix A) considered the evidence of effectiveness (including cost effectiveness), commissioned reports, expert testimony, fieldwork data, a consultation with children and young people, and comments from stakeholders. Full details are available at

The evidence statements underpinning the recommendations are listed in appendix C.

The evidence reviews, commissioned reports, supporting evidence statements and economic analysis are available at

The guidance