It is a legal requirement that children looked after by the Trust must be reviewed regularly. A LAC review is a meeting which is held by the Trust to get people involved with the child together to share information and to make plans about a child’s placement. The purpose of the LAC review is to make sure that the care plan for the child continues to be appropriate and that the child’s needs are being met. Only a LAC review can change the care plan. Therefore, the main reason for having a LAC review is to make sure that everything possible is being done so that the child can grow up to be safe, healthy and happy, in a stable environment.
What does “looked after child” mean?