Consent to Treatment

Make sure that you have a signed copy of the Placement Plan which gives delegated consent to you to seek medical treatment for your foster child. Please be aware each child placed will need to have an initial health assessment within the first month of placement, (paperwork should be provided by the child’s social worker) this is then reviewed every 6 months for under fives and annually for older children. Where older children feel a medical is not appropriate for them, they are able to access the Looked After Children’s nurse for an individual consultation in their placement.

Any young person aged 16+ is able to seek medical advice & treatment without the consent of parents, Foster Carers or Social Workers. This also applies to any young person under the age of 16, who is deemed able or have sufficient understanding of what is proposed.