All children looked after will receive a health assessment which is a chance for them to have a chat about their health and to check that they are as healthy as they can be.
What is a health assessment?
The health assessment is an opportunity to see a doctor or nurse, and to ask any questions about health issues that are important to you, such as healthy eating, exercise, smoking, relationships and sexual health. At the assessment your weight and height will be measured, however you can refuse to undertake any of the tests if you feel uncomfortable. You can find out information about health issues to help you make decisions for yourself.
Why does it matter?
You have a right to be healthy and it is important for you to keep fit, safe and well. Sometimes if you have moved a lot, you might not have had all the health care that you need such as dental care and an eye test.
After every health assessment you have the opportunity to tell us your views, which will help us to improve the experience for you and other children and young people who are looked after.
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