Professionals working with children and young people are often involved in screening and/or assessing a child’s needs to identify if they might be eligible for Continuing Care, using the National Framework ‘Decision Support Toolkit’.
The Framework was introduced to provide guidance when assessing the needs of children and young people with complex health needs. The Framework outlines the process that should be followed by all of those involved in securing the best healthcare package for a child.
Often social workers struggle to correctly evidence or challenge their health colleagues regarding Continuing Care. This highly interactive and intensive one-day course will enable delegates to explore the relevant law, evidence and procedure surrounding the decision toolkit and apply it to a case study to enable them to gain confidence in its usage/ scoring the domains.
The training will identify the roles and responsibilities of the different agencies and organisations involved in the multi-agency decision making and identify who may then hold primary responsibility for the continuing provision of any healthcare package.
The training will enable delegates to increase their awareness as to the important differences between Continuing Care for children and young people and NHS Continuing Healthcare for adults and the impact these differences may have upon a child with complex healthcare needs as they transition into adulthood.
Key Learning Points
- Apply their knowledge of the law, evidence and procedure necessarily to carry out their professional assessments/ referrals effectively
- Identify the entire assessment and review process to assist them in feeling more confident in their continuing care decision making
- Use the ‘decision support toolkit’ correctly to enable them to score the domains appropriately when contributing to a holistic assessment of a child’s needs to determine the best continuing care package
- Recognise the importance of collecting and assessing ‘best’ first hand evidence for the assessment and review process
- Challenge CCG’s more readily having acquired a greater appreciation of a local authority’s duties verses the CCG’s duties to provide healthcare to a child or young person with complex needs following the Haringey decision