The role of parents and carers
Navigate Your Health recognises it’s better for the child or young person when health, child safety and/or youth justice services work together to support children, young people and their parents or carers.
As a parent it’s important to:
- discuss any worries about the health history of your child or young person
- provide information to help the Nurse Navigator understand your child or young person’s health care needs
- attend your child or young person’s health assessment where possible
- make decisions about certain types of medical examinations and treatments your child or young person requires.
As a foster carer or kinship carer, it’s important to:
- support your child or young person’s attendance at all appointments
- participate in the planning and coordination of your child or young person’s healthcare
- talk with your Child Safety or Youth Justice officer and Nurse Navigator if you have concerns about your child or young person’s health or wellbeing
- keep a copy of your young person’s health management plan in their Health Passport
- encourage your child or young person’s to visit their general practitioner at least once a year for a health check
- remind young people transitioning to adulthood to keep a copy of their health management plan in a safe place.