Children and Young People Complex Needs Panel

What is the Children and Young People Complex Needs Panel?

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

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In most cases, the multi-disciplinary team around the child / young person and family are able to utilise the resources agreed through the normal eligibility process eg within education, health and social care to arrange provision that meets the agreed outcomes for children and young people.

In some instances the team around the child / young person may require additional support to ensure needs are appropriately met to secure the best outcomes for a child or young person, despite deploying appropriate expertise, advice and resources.  These cases, and any that despite standard escalation, there remains difference of opinion about responsibilities for expertise, advice or other resources should be reviewed by the Children and Young People Complex Needs Panel. 

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 Tamsin Lewis, Children’s Continuing Care Manager. 

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

The Children and Young People Complex Needs Panel meets monthly – future meeting dates have been set for: 

Date

Time

Venue

(NB these rooms are all based at New County Hall, Truro)

16.10.2019

13.30-16.00

3S.03

14.11.2019

13.30-16.00

2N.05

12.12.2019

13.30-16.00

2N.05

09.01.2020

13.00-15.30

2N:06

06.02.2020

13.00-15.30

2N:06

05.03.2020

10.00-12.30

2N:06

02.04.2020

10.00-12.30

3S:01

06.05.2020

13.00-15.30

2N:06

04.06.2020

10.00-12.30

3S:01

07.07.2020

10.00-12.30

2N:07

06.08.2020

10.00-12.30

2N:05

03.09.2020

10.00-12.30

2N:05

14.10.2020

13.00-15.30

TBC

11.11.2020

13.00-15.30

TBC

09.12.2020

13.00-15.30

TBC

If you have the agreement of your manager and relevant Head of Service to put a case on the agenda, complete a form and email this via a secure method, to:  tffcentralbusinesssupport@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 the need for a timely decision to meet urgent need arises outside the time-scale of the Complex Needs Panel meetings, decisions will be made by senior managers by telephone and always recorded by email and then reported to the next Panel meeting. 

Currently 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.  It is the intention to streamline both processes into one over time.