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Health Assessment

Every Looked After child must have a Health Assessment soon after becoming Looked After, then at specified intervals - depending on the child's age. The first health assessment must be undertaken before the first placement, or if not reasonably practicable, before the first review unless one has been done within the previous 3 months. The first assessment must be by a registered medical practitioner. Subsequent assessments may be carried out by a registered nurse or registered midwife under the supervision of a registered medical practitioner.The Health Assessment should inform a Health Plan (also referred to as a Health Action Plan), normally incorporated into a child's Care Plan.