All children entering care to be offered a health assessment.

Health needs of children in care to be identified and met.

Units providing inpatient mental health services to be made fully aware of child protection issues.

New regulations on child protection issues for residential homes, hospices and independent hospitals caring for children.

New guidelines on which NHS agency pays for treatment when a child in care is moved around the country.

Relationship between the 1983 Mental Health Act and the 1989 Children Act to be clarified.