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Important new NICE guidance on Children’s attachment

25th November 2015

This guideline covers the identification, assessment and treatment of attachment difficulties in children and young people up to age 18 who are adopted from care, in special guardianship, looked after by local authorities in foster homes (including kinship foster care), residential units and other accommodation, or on the edge of care. It aims to address the many emotional and psychological needs of children and young people in these situations, including those resulting from maltreatment.

Recommendations

This guideline includes recommendations on:

  • principles of care
  • supporting children and young people with attachment difficulties
  • assessing attachment difficulties
  • interventions for attachment difficulties in children and young people on the edge of care
  • interventions for attachment difficulties in children and young people in the care system, subject to special guardianship orders and adopted from care
  • interventions for attachment difficulties in children and young people in residential care
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iHV stock photography from Croydon area. Picture by: www.matthewwalkerphotography.com