How we decide who is eligible for Children and Young People’s Continuing Care
When we receive your referral for Children and Young People’s Continuing Care, we will first complete a ‘checklist’ screening tool. This will help the lead nurse to decide if a full assessment should be completed.
The full assessment follows national guidance and criteria to determine whether the child or young person is eligible for continuing care. The assessment will bring together information about the child or young person’s health, care, and educational needs. The team will consider all these factors when making a recommendation about whether a child or young person is eligible.
You and your family, including the child or young person needing care will be informed and involved throughout the assessment process. If you would like, you can ask a member of your family, a friend, carer or another representative to support you.
In cases where an urgent decision is needed, the assessment process can be ‘fast tracked’ to provide timely continuing care.
If your assessment does not identify that you are eligible for continuing care, you will be signposted to existing services.