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Essential Information Record Part 1

The Essential Information Record Part 1 is part of the Looking After Children materials which are used to support children and young people who are looked after. The Essential Information Record Part 1 provides the information needed immediately by carers looking after a child or young person. The Essential Information Record should be completed before any child or young person is placed with a carer even in an emergency.

Using the Essential Information Record Part 1

Most children and young people who become looked after are already known to social services so it is helpful for practitioners to complete as much of the basic details in the EIR part 1 before the meeting to place the child or young person.

The EIR part 1 comes in a self-duplicating version so that information can be shared with carers at the same time as the child is placed with them, even in an emergency.

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