HC Deb 19 December 2002 vol 396 c1041W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what regular health checks are carried out on children living in temporary accommodation. [87186]

Jacqui Smith

Local primary care trusts are responsible for the timing, frequency and content of health checks in childhood. These will vary according to the needs of the individual child. There is, however, a recommended core programme contained in the publication "Health for all Children", which includes the number and content of health checks for children. This programme has been developed to maximise the capability of every child to have the opportunity to realise their full potential in terms of good health, well being and development and to assist primary health care teams to determine their approach. The core programme is currently under review.

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