Essential Information Record Part 2
Essential Information Record Part 2 contains comprehensive
information about a looked after child or young person.
The Essential Information Part 2 gathers important details
about the child or young person's background, including
his or her medical and educational and placement history
and legal status.
The Essential Information Record Part 2 should be completed
before a child or young person becomes looked after in a
planned placement, and as soon as possible after a child
is placed in an unplanned way.
Using the Essential Information Record Part 2
The information to complete the Essential Information Record
part 2 may come from several sources, the parents, child
or young person, existing records and other agencies, such
as health and education.
Where information is gathered from sources other than the
family it is important that it is checked for accuracy with
the parents or carers. Going through the child or young
person's health or educational history can provide an opportunity
to talk with the child or young person, or with parents
or carers about their earlier experiences of the child and
young person, both positive and negative.
The Essential Information Record Part 2 can provide a useful
overview of the cumulative number of changes experienced
by the child or young person, which may help practitioners
to gain a better understanding of the child's current situation.
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