Hi I am. Foster carer and have had a 12 yr old placed with me. He has encopresis which effects him with soiling through the day and night. This is not an issue I have supported a young person with before and do not want him to feel bad about it. We have been told there is no medical reason for his encopresis but I am going to be taking him back to the doctor to start from scratch with possible explanations. On a practical note we are working on getting him to regularly change to keep himself feeling fresher and to minimise odour. I am struggling with the washing as it needs to all be separate to the rest of the household and wonder also what products work best. So far everything I’ve used doesn’t seem to get rid of the smell so even clean clothes still have an odour. He is a great young person and I really want to get his right for him.