In addition to incorporating elements of the three domains, each health assessment should be age-appropriate. For ease of reference the Framework proposes the following four broad age ranges:

  1. Under 1 year
  2. 1-5 years
  3. 6-11 years
  4. 12-18 years.
Whilst assessments will be conducted on a case-by-case basis, the proposed focus of assessment for each of the four broad age ranges is outlined in Table 1 below. When conducting assessments, a child and young person’s own view of their health and wellbeing status and desired outcomes should be sought. The outcome of each assessment should be shared with the child, inform future assessments, where appropriate, inform placement decisions.