NHS Health Scotland
Outcome Indicators


6.8 Person centred planning for people within residential care.

Looked-after children are particularly vulnerable to social and psychological difficulties. Forty-five percent of looked-after children have mental health problems, they are 10 times more like to have a statement of special needs, are four times more likely to be unemployed on leaving school and around one-third of prisoners were in care as children.[1]


  1. Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing Project (2008). Final Report. The Government Office for Science, London.