Care, Education and Treatment Reviews are arranged to look at the needs and arrange support for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or learning disabilities.
The reviews are arranged and chaired by the *Clinical Commissioning Group in your area with the individual and family members central to the review and any decision making and outcomes. The meetings are person-centred reviews attended by anyone involved in your child’s care, an independent clinical expert and an expert by experience to consider if there is a community alternative that would prevent admission into hospital or support discharge from hospital. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the services currently in place for the family, identify any gaps and look to commission further services to meet the need. From this meeting, there will be a plan of action agreed by all with the aim of supporting the individual and family to remain in the community.
Care, Education and Treatment Reviews can be requested by any member of the care team or by family or the young person themselves if they have concerns about their care and treatment. Speak to your CAMHS or mental health worker, social care contact or SEND officer if you have any questions about care, Education and treatment reviews and how they are arranged. An example of when a Care, Education and Treatment Review is requested is when the risk of a hospital admission is increasing.
*Clinical Commissioning Group - They are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area.