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Children’s attachment (NICE QS)

Attachment is a type of behaviour displayed by children to draw their primary caregiver towards them at moments of need or distress. Children whose caregivers respond sensitively to their needs at times of distress and fear in infancy and early childhood develop secure attachments to them.
This quality standard covers the identification, assessment and treatment of attachment difficulties. It focusses on children and young people up to age 18:
  • on the edge of care (those considered to be at high risk of going into care)
  • looked after by local authorities in foster homes (including kinship foster care)
  • in special guardianship
  • adopted from care
  • in residential units and other accommodation
It is expected that this quality standard will contribute to improvements in the following outcomes:
  • Children’s social and emotional development
  • Children’s behavioural functioning
  • Quality of parent or carer child relationship
  • Wellbeing and quality of life for children and parents or carers
  • Mental health problems in children and parents or carers
  • Breakdown in fostering placements or adoption
  • Youth offending rates
  • Educational progress and attainment
  • School absences and exclusions
Date of Publication: October 2016
Endorsed on: January 2017
Full quality standard (PDF, 165KB, 34 Pages)


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