Children and Young People Complex Needs Panel

What is the Children and Young People Complex Needs Panel?

Children and young people with complex needs require individualised and co-ordinated arrangements from education, health and social care.

In most cases, the team around the child / young person can use resources from normal eligibility processes. This is to arrange provision that meets the agreed outcomes for children and young people.

In some cases the team around the child / young person may be struggling to appropriately meet their needs. This is despite deploying appropriate expertise, advice and resources. The Complex Needs Panel reviews these cases.

How do I take a case to panel?

If you work for Cornwall Council, discuss this with your line manager in the first instance. If you are an NHS Kernow member of staff you should discuss this with the Children’s Continuing Care Manager. 

Only where all the usual processes and systems have been tried, are eligible for consideration by the Complex Needs Panel. 

You will need the agreement of your manager and relevant Head of Service to put a case on the agenda.

The Complex Needs Panel meets monthly – future meeting dates have been set for: 

2022 meeting dates

Please note that all meetings will take place online.

Date

Time

10 January 2022

10.00am to 12 noon

14 February 2022

10.00am to 12 noon

14 March 2022

10.00am to 12 noon

11 April 2022

10.00am to 12 noon

9 May 2022

10.00am to 12 noon

13 June 2022

10.00am to 12 noon

11 July 2022

10.00am to 12 noon

8 August 2022

10.00am to 12 noon

12 September 2022

10.00am to 12 noon

10 October 2022

10.00am to 12 noon

14 November 2022

10.00am to 12 noon

12 December 2022

10.00am to 12 noon

 

You must have the agreement of your manager and Head of Service prior to adding a case on the agenda. Once you have this, complete a Case Summary Form and email this via a secure method, to: complexneedspanel@cornwall.gov.uk.  The form will need to be completed and submitted at least 8 days prior to a meeting to ensure the child / young person is included on the agenda.  Please note that no assessments are required to be attached to the form. 

If an urgent decision is required outside of the time-scale of Complex Needs Panel meetings, decisions will be made by senior managers by telephone. These will be followed up by email and reported to the next Panel meeting. 

Joint funding with particular reference to mental health is being considered at a Tier 4 step up / step down panel on the first Monday of every month.

View the terms of reference

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