Royal College of General Practioners; Royal College of Practitioners; Division of Clinical Psychology; British Association for Adoption and Fostering; Community Practioners and Health Visitors Assocation/Unite; Department of Health.

Scope and Content

This document provides a competency framework, which is a set of abilities that enable staff to effectively safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children and young people. The next section outlines the key issues related to acquiring and maintaining knowledge and skills. This document also has appendices on the role of designated health professionals and the role of specialist Medical, Nursing and Health advisors for looked after children.